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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

Augst 17 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Ezekiel 28:1-10
Deuteronomy 32:26-27ab, 27cd-28, 30, 35cd-36ab
Matthew 19:23-30

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Today, Holy Scripture reminds us to get things straight - God is God and we are not! We are the created, not the Creator! It would do us well to take and act the part that is proper for us.

So often, especially in these days when technological advances have afforded us such tremendous access to information and automation has provided us with great prowess in fields previously only dreamed about, we can easily lose sight of where all this knowledge and ability come from: the Wisdom of God! When we forget this, we become dumber than an ox that at least doesn't do anything but act and be an ox.

As it says in the oft-repeated verses of Psalm 36:
"He so flatters himself in his mind that all wisdom is gone."

What a pitiful state of affairs, to relinquish the Wisdom of God!

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

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tuesday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time

Lives of the saints:

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


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