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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 27 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Peter 2:2-5, 9-12
Psalm 100:2, 3, 4, 5
Mark 10:46-52

A reflection on today's Scripture:

We are like Bartimaeus, the blind man, for as described in our first reading from Peter, we have been called "out of darkness into his wonderful light." (see 1 Peter 2:9)

We didn't have to sit by the roadside calling out to Christ for our sight as Bartimaeus did, for this gift of faith has been granted us through our Baptism, as we rested comfortably in the arms of our godparents. However we have been granted this gift of faith, of light, so that "we may announce the praises of Him who called us. We are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, so that we might carry out the mission of Christ and also grow into salvation." (ibid.)

The question of Christ to Bartimaeus is one that we might ask ourselves. Christ said, "What do you want me to do for you?" (Mark 10:51) St. Peter urges us to "long for pure spiritual milk." (see 1Peter 2:2)

What is it that we need to move us along in our spiritual journey?

If we do not know, that too can become a prayer to Christ.

O Christ, what is it that I need to help me toward perfection
and to fulfill my role in carrying out your mission?

~ Joan of Jesus, OCDS | email: jmurphy(at)syracuse(dot)net

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Thursday of the Eighth Week of Easter

St. Augustine of Canterbury, bishop

Lives of the saints:

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