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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 26 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Jeremiah 20:10-13
Psalm 18:2-3a, 3bc-4, 5-6, 7
John 10:31-42

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Today's readings narrate the varied reactions of God's people toward the prophets He sent to rescue them from their infidelities. In Jeremiah, the people had totally strayed from their faith by following idols, but when the prophet warned them their sins would cause them suffering, some simply ignored him. Others, however, derided, persecuted and avenged themselves on Jeremiah who considered abandoning God's mission. For the people's good and His love for God, he continued his preaching. Their good effects were not felt until after his death when the people seriously studied his texts.

In John's gospel Jesus reveals He is the awaited Messiah and points to His works as proof of His divine identity. This causes the Pharisees and scribes to want Him arrested for blasphemy, His making Himself God. One possible reason for their blindness was that they lacked discernment, not having the Holy Spirit within their hearts. Another reason may be that if He were recognized to be the Messiah, they could lose their superior positions and cause some radical changes in their Laws.

O Blessed Lord, our Redeemer,
draw us to pray so we may grow in knowledge of You.
Guide us to develop Your selfless, generous, forgiving, compassionate heart.

~ Marie Bocko, OCDS | email: mlbocko(at)twcny(dot)rr(dot)com

Friday, March 26, 2010

Friday of the Fifth Week of Lent

Lives of the saints:

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