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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 2 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 1:10, 16-20
Psalm 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23
Matthew 23:1-12

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Oh, how I love this Psalm! It tells me that no matter how terrible our sins, we can be forgiven!

The simile of scarlet sins becoming white as snow provides us a dramatic visual representation of Christ's power to forgive and transform us.

One part of the Psalm that I hadn't paid any attention to, until now, is revealed in the words "learn to do good." They tell me that restoration to innocence (holiness) is "learned" and like all learned behavior requires our participation.

The Psalm says that willingness and obedience are required if we wish to have the good things the Lord has promised.

So then, let this Season of Grace be the "term" where I learn to do what is good, where I cultivate habits of willingness and obedience so that my blood-red offenses against God and neighbor may become white as the snow that falls from heaven and evaporates into nothingness in my open, warm, outstretched, human hands.

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

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tuesday of the Second Week of Lent

Lives of the saints:

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


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