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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 19 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Samuel 16:1-13
Psalm 89:20, 21-22, 27-28
Mark 2:23-28

A reflection on today's Scripture:

The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. (Mark 2:27)

If something belongs to us, aren't we free to do whatever we want with it? The simple answer is, "Yes."

In the case of the Sabbath, we can keep it holy as the Lord commands, or trash it and throw away its inherent blessings.

By keeping the Sabbath holy, we are provided with an opportunity apart from all our usual activities to praise God in a special way for all His goodness.

It is important to remember that praise is not something God needs. He is sufficient unto Himself and has no need of it.

It is we, on the other hand, who need to praise; not for God's sake, but for ours.

By praising God, we become the beneficiaries of His many gifts, all those wonderful graces we need to take on the things that our busy lives demand.

The Sabbath, then, is not for God's good, but for ours. He doesn't need it; we do!

~ Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS
| email: drn3rd@hughes.net

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday of the Second Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:


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