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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 26 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Peter 1:18-25
Psalm 147:12-13, 14-15, 19-20
Mark 10:32-45

A reflection on today's Scripture:

The human desire for power and recognition is very strong. We see it today almost everywhere: in politics, in entertainment, in sports, in our places of business and even at times in our churches. Perhaps this is part of human nature.

James and John sought power and recognition by asking the Lord to grant them the seats immediately to His right and left when He reached His glory. Then the remaining ten apostles, jealous for the same power and recognition, became angry at James and John for asking for this. They were all wrong.

Jesus was quick to explain that the greatest was actually the servant and that whoever desires to be "number one" will actually be a slave to all. They all thought that greatness was found in power and recognition, but Jesus came to tell us something different.

So, what do you really desire?
What do you find that highly motivates you?

Answer these questions honestly and you will find where your heart lies.

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

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Wednesday of the Eighth Week of Easter

St. Philip Neri, priest

Lives of the saints:

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


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