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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 28 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Amos 2:6-10, 13-16
Psalm 50:16bc-17, 18-19, 20-21, 22-23
Matthew 8:18-22

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Today's memorial is for St. Irenaeus, a bishop of the early Church who died a martyr's death, defending the faith against the Gnostics. He was particularly devoted to the identity of Christ as the Word made flesh. Through those words of John's Prologue, the Church is inspired by the Incarnation, rejoicing in the divinity and humanity of Jesus Christ. That reality is central to the Eucharistic sacrifice!

The Eternal Word dwells among us. Yet, the gospels teach us, that Word can be rejected. The Word of God can be neglected, "nowhere to rest his head."

Welcome the Word of God, so that Christ is with you and you go with him. Like St. Irenaeus, rejoice that the Incarnation has meant that the Church is a communion in the Lord, and with the Lord.

The Church prays today from The Prayer over the Gifts: "May this Eucharist bring You glory, increase our love of truth and help Your Church to remain firm in faith and unity."


~ Rev. Stephen H. Gratto | email: smartins@frontiernet.net

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time

Saint Irenaeus, bishop and martyr

Lives of the saints:

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


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