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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 16 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12
Psalm 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9
John 5:1-16

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Today we have the story of Ezekiel's vision of water flowing out from beneath the threshold of the temple and becoming a river so large it could only be crossed by swimming.

Reading the story presents us with a wonderful image not only of the Church as the Fount and Repository of Sacramental Grace, but also the imagery for the potency of grace in we who receive it.

From Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation and Penance, Marriage, Holy Order and the Anointing of the Sick, sacramental grace gives us a share in the very life of Christ, so that what in us was just a little trickle, can become a mighty river.

And for what purpose?

To make the briny, sweet - the parched, supple - the withering, flower.

Water of Life, come and refresh us!
raise us to life in Christ Jesus!
- Stephen Dean
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~ Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS | email: drn3rd@hughes.net

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Lent

Lives of the saints:

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