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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 7 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Kings 17:1-6
Psalm 121:1bc-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8
Matthew 5:1-12

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Every minute of every day Jesus reaches out to us. He calls us to "goodness." Are we listening to Him?

When we awake to each new day, do we think about rejoicing and being glad, truly believing that as long as we act on the Word of God, our "reward will be great in Heaven"?

In today’s Gospel from Matthew, Jesus takes the opportunity to teach us to have faith in Him and to hope in the everlasting life to come as He gives us The Beatitudes as a guide for proper behavior. He calls us to be poor in spirit, to be meek, to mourn, to be merciful, to hunger and thirst for holiness -- behaviors that go very much against what the world teaches us.

Elijah listened to the Lord and stood up to Ahab, speaking what the Lord wanted him to say. Elijah believed in the Lord and ultimately was fed by ravens and drank from a stream during a drought. The Lord provided for him as He will provide for us if we listen and believe.

The Lord is our guardian
The Lord is our shade
He does not slumber or sleep.
Oh, the joy!
How blessed are we!
Our help is from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth!
(See Psalm 121)

~ Deacon James W. Chaufty | email: goobie2@frontiernet.net

Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

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


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