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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

Augst 18 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Ezekiel 34:1-11
Psalm 23:1-3a, 3b-4, 5, 6
Matthew 20:1-16

A reflection on today's Scripture:

The parable our Lord shares with us in today's Gospel reading is very difficult indeed. It does seem grossly unfair that those who worked all day receive the same wage as those who worked only a small part of the day. But what the Lord is pointing out is that this is no different than what happens with those who labor for Him here on earth.

I have known men and women who have entered religious life very early in their lives and have devoted their entire adult lives to service of the Lord. I have also been witness to those who came to the Lord on their death beds in ways that were very dramatic and very touching. The end result in both cases is that both may have achieved eternal life in heaven with the Almighty. Does this seem fair? Perhaps not, but the point is that God is a compassionate and loving God and He desires all to come to Him regardless of whether it is early in life or late in life. His offer is open to all at any time. What He has, He gives freely to those who come to Him.

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

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday 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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