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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 13 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 7:1-9
Psalm 48:2-3a, 3b-4, 5-6, 7-8
Matthew 11:20-24

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Sometimes readings from the Old Testament with unusual names of people and places make it difficult for me to determine exactly what is going on. Today's First Reading is just such an example, yet I read it in hope that I will learn something that will help me to be more pleasing in God's sight.

My hope is not without cause as I am reminded that confusing and convoluted alliances are no different now as then and that God's Word and advice are unchangeable.

"Take care you remain tranquil and do not fear: let not your courage fail. . . ." (see Isaiah 7:4)

To do this we must not trust in ourselves or depend on others, but trust and depend on God Who alone is the source of sustainable tranquility, fearlessness and courage.

So don't fret if you don't understand everything Holy Scripture is saying, but instead grab onto what you do understand, and hold on to it like the lifeline that it is!

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

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

St. Henry

Lives of the saints:

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


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