July 13, Saturday Weekday
Be glad you lowly ones; may your hearts be glad! — (see Psalm 69:33)
Mass Readings: Genesis 49:29-32;50:15-26a/Matthew 10:24-33
Abraham’s Burial Place
Biblical archaeology fascinates me. Not just because it’s Scripture, but because so often archaeological evidence shows that the Bible isn’t just spiritually correct, but can be historically accurate as well. Today’s first reading, about the burial place of Abraham and his descendants got me wondering if we know its location. It’s said to be the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, under a large rectangular building dating to the time of King Herod, but modern archaeology hasn’t verified the claim. If it’s like many other things, however, eventually it will be shown to be exactly what it’s been said to be all these centuries.
That’s the wonderful thing about our faith — it’s never contradicted by modern science, but modern science often proves its veracity. Science and faith can coexist, since God is behind both of them.
Prayer: Thank You, God, that You use our intellect to show Your truth.
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