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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

July 28 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21
Psalm 59:2-3, 4, 10-11, 17, 18
Matthew 13:44-46

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Much of our faith is mystery, plain and simple.

Over the ages, the Fathers of the Church, the saints and theologians have attempted and struggled to put into simple human terms those parts of the faith that are shrouded in mystery. Some have had some success and shed light on the faith to help us all understand, but the fact is human beings are incapable of fully comprehending God. This is due to our fallen nature and we will not be capable until that time when we, fully perfected, stand before the throne of God and see Him in the Beatific Vision.

Jesus, too, knew that we would not be able to fully understand the mysteries, so He used parables to explain them to us. In our gospel reading today, we read one of the many parables that begin "the kingdom of heaven is like. . . ." While these parables give us hints and clues and really tell us much about the kingdom, they most certainly fall short. So when you read these parables and marvel at the greatness of that kingdom, rest assured that the reality of it is far greater than the parable shows and far greater than we can ever imagine.

~ Don Claunch, SFO | email: dlclaunch@bresnan.net

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

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


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