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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 1 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Daniel 9:4b-10
Psalm 79:8, 9, 11 and 13
Luke 6:36-38

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Jesus said that He had not come to replace the law, but to fulfill it.

Take a look again at today's gospel:

"Do not judge and you will not be judged.
Do not condemn and you will not be condemned.
Pardon and you shall be pardoned.
Give and it shall be given to you....
For the measure you measure with, will be measured back to you."

Now take a look at this from the Old Testament law:

"An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth."

These sound similar, don't they? With only one difference: Jesus emphasized the positive. Instead of looking for revenge we are to be compassionate; we shouldn't judge or condemn; we should pardon, give and most of all forgive. Same law, different approach!

During Lent we recognize ourselves as sinners, but forgiven. Likewise, we recognize that others are not perfect, but we are to forgive.

Make this part of your Lenten promise: to forgive others as God has forgiven you and to always emphasize the positive we find in Christ.

~ Don Claunch, SFO | email: dlclaunch@bresnan.net

Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday of the Second Week in Lent

Lives of the saints:

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


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