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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 17 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Micah 2:1-5
Psalm 10:1-2, 3-4, 7-8, 14
Matthew 12:14-21

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Many People Followed Him and He Cured Them All (see Matthew 12:15)

Jesus learns that the Pharisees want Him dead. They plot together to make it happen and so Jesus withdraws. Why?

He withdraws to remove from the Pharisees a source of temptation. Jesus is not afraid. He knows what He will be called to do eventually, in God's good time. But that time is not now in the story. So that it shall be as written in prophecy, and also so that some might still be called away from their evil plan and saved, Jesus withdraws.

But the people love and adore Him. They follow Him away into hiding, and He continues to heal them and to help them -- to show them what it is like to live as a child of God. Jesus is so compassionate and loving that He cannot turn them away.

So too with us -- when it seems that Jesus has withdrawn, we must simply press forward and seek Him out. He will heal us.

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

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Saturday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

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