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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 6 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Hosea 8:4-7, 11-13
Psalm 115:3-4, 5-6, 7ab-8, 9-10
Matthew 9:32-38

A reflection on today's Scripture:

In today's Gospel we hear that Jesus is going from town to town preaching the Good News of the Kingdom and curing people of their illnesses and disease. It then says that His heart was moved with pity for them, for they were troubled and abandoned.

Like Jesus, we all encounter people who in one way or another are troubled. Some naturally move our hearts to be compassionate while others do not. Often those who don't are the ones in most need of kindness and help. Yet, like sheep without a shepherd they have no one willing to shelter them from the catastrophes of their lives.

At times like this it is well for us to remember that love is not a feeling, but a response.

To be imitators of Christ means that we choose to be loving, even when we feel the least inclined. Let us choose then to cooperate with God and the gifts and grace He has given us and let our God-given hearts be moved with pity.

"Jesus meek and humble of heart, make our heart like unto Thine."

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

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

St. Maria Goretti, virgin and martyr

Lives of the saints:

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


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