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9/2/2014 Tuesday in the Twenty-Second Week of Ordinary Time

The Spirit scrutinizes everything, even the depths of God. (1 Corinthians 2:10b)

Lord Jesus, in today's Gospel we hear that news of You spread everywhere in the surrounding region.  Do I allow the Good news to spread everywhere within me?

The word "scrutinize" often carries negative connotations, like looking for negative things to point out about others.  But the word itself simply entails examining closely; if the Spirit scrutinize the depths of God, how can I be unwilling to investigate and penetrate the depths of myself in search of You?  As Saint Augustine prayed, "You have made us and draw us to Yourself," may I trust that Your vision is not to destroy us, but that we might have life, and have it in abundance.  Pore over me, Lord, Your Good news, and show me the depths of Your love.             


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