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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 17 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 49:8-15
Psalm 145:8-9, 13cd-14, 17-18
John 5:17-30

A reflection on today's Scripture:

At the end of today's first reading, we hear from the prophet Isaiah:

Can a mother forget her infant,
be without tenderness for the child of her womb?
Even should she forget,
I will never forget you.
(Isaiah 49:15)

It is a sad fact, though love should bind a mother to her baby, there are times when there is no bond, no tenderness, no love. Some mothers are forgetful of the child of their womb, as evidenced by the many abandoned and neglected children in America's overburdened system of foster-care. For some mothers, it seems that the attractions of the flesh and the world are just too much. The prophet gives us the word of the Lord, "I will never forget you." What a wonderful message this is! Even though we can forget and break what should be the strongest of human bonds, God will never break His bond with us! There is nothing in all of creation that can take God's attention from us and make Him forget. No matter what we do, no matter how far, or how fast, we try to run away from Him, His love is always there. ~ Don Claunch, SFO | email: dlclaunch@bresnan.net

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday of the Fourth Week in Lent

St. Patrick, bishop

Lives of the saints:

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