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October 1, 2020

Peace and Blessings, Friends and Parishioners,

We encourage you to reflect on Thursday's readings at this link: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/100120.cfm

If you prefer to use your own Bible, the readings are:
First Reading: Job 19: 1-27
Responsorial: Psalm 27:7-9ABC, 13-14
Gospel: Luke 10:1-12

Our reflection on Thursday’s readings:
I believe that I shall see the bounty of the LORD in the land of the living. (Psalm 27:13)

These days are hard.  The pandemic has shaken our world and has taken so many lives.  The division in our country, between our families, and between neighbors is so difficult to accept. I long for days of peace and want to run away from the tears of sadness around me.  I long for God’s love to sweep the world.  I desire so much for the world to respond with an acceptance of this love.

The Psalm brings comfort and hope to me today.  I believe that I shall see the bounty of the Lord in the land of the living. I read this over and over again.  There is a level of acceptance and trust that this passage is calling from me. I also hear that belief in seeing God’s bounty in the land of the living is going to require a patient endurance from me.  The passage is calling me to respond.  It is calling me to contribute to God’s bounty.  My eyes need to be fixed on God’s peace that is possible to obtain in this land of the living.  When I have my eyes fixed on this possibility, then I am moved into action to do my part in contributing to this bounty.

Today’s Psalm gives me hope and moves me into action.  Keeping my eyes focused on God’s love and light, I know that I will see the bounty of the Lord in the land of the living.

May your patient endurance strengthen you today,

Margarita Solis Deal

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