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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 9 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 Kings 18:20-39
Psalm 16:1b-2ab, 4, 5ab and 8, 11
Matthew 5:17-19

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Isn't it fascinating what God had to do to get His people's attention?

Over the ages He performed countless miracles and showered His people with blessings and still they wandered off, fell into sin, worshiped idols and generally fouled things up. God, through the prophet Elijah, had to send down fire to show that He was the one true God and that the idol Baal was worthless and powerless. Then, He sent the ultimate gift in the form of His Son, Jesus, who came to ransom us all from sin and death.

And where are we now, once again?

God is not sending fire down from heaven these days but I don't think He needs to. We have miracles around us every day, but sadly we are too blind to see them. Babies are born, the sun rises, flowers bloom, the oceans are full of countless creatures and God is evident in all of creation. We have the scriptures, the sacraments, the Church and all that we need, but we still go astray.

Let us pray for one another. Let us find the wondrous power and love of our God again so we too can fall down and say, "The LORD is God! The LORD is God!"

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

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday of the Tenth Week in Ordinary Time

St. Ephrem, deacon and doctor of the Church

Lives of the saints:

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


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