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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

February 18 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6
Luke 9:22-25

A reflection on today's Scripture:

For a Christian, the symbol of our salvation is the crucifix.

We know that Christ redeemed us by His death on the Cross. He set us free again! As Christians, we continue the efforts of Christ in the shadow of His Cross. Through His grace and our cooperation with that grace, we can lead others to accept that salvation which has already been won for them. The redeeming arms of Christ remain open to receive all who turn to Him.

When we were children, many of us played games in the sand or the snow, following in the footsteps of a "leader." It isn't an easy thing to do. If you recall, even as a child you had to change to follow the leader. Christ asks the same of us, for our own good and that of others whom we hope to bring to Him. Another aspect of following leaders however is that it is reassuring; they have gone before us to prepare the way.

Christ said in the Gospel today, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow Me."

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS | jmurphy(at)syracuse(dot)net

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Thursday after Ash Wednesday

Lives of the saints:

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


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