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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

June 29 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 12:1-11
Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18
Matthew 16:13-19

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Today's Readings for the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul are really wonderful and provide an immense source of inspirational material. They remind me of the importance of not only reading or hearing Sacred Scripture, but meditating upon it and savoring it.

Reading or hearing the Word as it is proclaimed at Mass is like a vigorous shower beating down on us. Meditating, on the other hand. is like a long leisurely bath. Though we each might have our preference when it comes to showering or bathing, when it comes to Holy Scripture we can't just take a metaphorical shower all the time, but need time to soak in God's Word, to let it soften us and make us receptive to God's love and action in our lives.

As God was present to Saints Peter and Paul and the trials and joys of their existence, so too is He present to us.

Read, listen, meditate -- "Taste and see how good the Lord is!" (see Psalm 34:9)

~ Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS | email: drn3rd@hughes.net

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, apostles

Lives of the saints:

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