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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 3 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Jeremiah 18:18-20
Psalm 31:5-6, 14, 15-16
Matthew 20:17-28

A reflection on today's Scripture:

The job of an Old Testament prophet was a tough line of work which meant constant resistance, having to run to safety and probably an early death. Telling the truth to the people caused a rather severe reaction because they did not wish to change their sinful ways and repent. Our Lord encountered the same as the old prophets had when He brought the truth in the form of the gospel. He was very direct with all the people and spent quite a deal of time talking with the Pharisees and other religious leaders, pointing out the error of their ways. And the result? Death on a cross.

In today's gospel it is interesting to read how the mother of the sons of Zebedee asked the Lord for a special favor without realizing what she was truly asking. The Jews were so convinced that the heir to David's throne would bring them political power that they completely missed the Lord's message. As He explained to them, and all the disciples, the call to be a leader is really to be a servant. It was that way with the prophets, it was that way with the Lord, it was that way with the apostles and the same is true for us today.

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

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Wednesday of the Second Week in Lent

St. Katharine Drexel, virgin

Lives of the saints:

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


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