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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 23 A..D. 2010


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:



Numbers 21:4-9
Psalm 102:2-3, 16-18, 19-21
John 8:21-30


A reflection on today's Scripture:





With their patience worn out by the journey,
the people complained against God and Moses.
(see: Numbers 21:4-5)

Are you ever astonished by the way the words of Holy Scripture capture your mood and seem to be talking about you? If you say, "Yes," it is no surprise.

The Word of God, after all, is the story of mankind and the reality of the human condition in all its many ways. If you say, "No," your challenge is to vicariously experience the realities of others, to walk, so to speak, in their shoes.

"Why bother?" you might say. "I'm not on any journey, I'm not worn out. I'm having fun, a great time!"

The answer is, unless we really pay attention, not only to our particular human situation, but to that of others, we ignore the fact that sin has had an impact on us, and most of all, we ignore our need for a savior.

As the days of this Season of Grace march ever closer to the summit where our salvation was won, let us take some time to read the Word of God and grow ever more grateful that, in the fullness of time, God gave us a savior unlike any other, Jesus Christ, our Lord.

"The LORD looked down from his holy height, from heaven he beheld the earth, To hear the groaning of the prisoners, to release those doomed to die." (Psalm 201:20-21)

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


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Lent

St. Toribio de Mogrovejo, bishop



Lives of the saints:









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