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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 10 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 6:1-8
Psalm 93:1ab, 1cd-2, 5
Matthew 10:24-33

A reflection on today's Scripture:

It is enough for the disciple that he become like his teacher. . . . (see Matthew 10:25)

And this one line sums up the meaning of true devotion to Jesus. True devotion to Jesus is not a set of endless litanies or rounds of endless Church duties. True devotion to Jesus consists solely and simply in this: to become like Jesus Himself.

Devotion requires that the devoted one become like the object of affection, take on the attributes that are good, vital and living. And there is nothing about Jesus that is not Good, Vital, and Living. The disciple will become like Him in all things -- in prayer and in life.

There is little enough time here on Earth, that none of it should be wasted on things less worthy of our time and dedication. Only Jesus is worthy of imitation. Jesus alone has shown us the way home. Why would we settle for anything of lesser value? Why would we choose to imitate anything less than the Greatest and Most Loving?

And so we do well to remember these words and act on them daily.
The only purpose to our round of prayers is to become as Jesus was and is.

~ JuandelaCruz | email: sriddle415(at)yahoo(dot)com

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Saturday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

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


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