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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 19 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Micah 6:1-4, 6-8
Psalm 50:5-6, 8-9, 16bc-17, 21 and 23
Matthew 12:38-42

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you. (see Matthew 12:38)

With all that the Lord Jesus said and did before them, there were still Scribes and Pharisees that were sent to seek an additional sign. What further proof was needed? Did they desire to either discredit Jesus or find some loophole to justify their lack of proper behavior?

How do we act now, nearly two thousand years later?

We have all the signs they had, plus the Church to explain it to us. Why do we "ask" for signs? Notice that today's Responsorial Psalm proclaims, "To the upright I will show the saving power of God." In addition, the prophet Micah says in today's first reading, "You have been told, O man, what is good, and what the Lord requires of you." Unlike the Pharisees, we need no sign; we need "only to do the right and to love goodness, and to walk humbly with our God." (Micah 6:8)

Jesus reveals all that is right and is our example of all that is good! No, we need no sign! Let us open our "eyes" before it is too late!

~ Deacon James W. Chaufty | email: goobie2@frontiernet.net

Monday, July 19, 2010

Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

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