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A Quiet Place

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 8, A.D. 2001

Acts 11:19-26
Psalm 87:1-7
John 10:22-30

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

The early Church grew almost sporadically. After Stephen's death, many of the Christians around Jerusalem fled to surrounding areas, and there preached the good news, mainly to the Jews. However, Barnabas recognized the work of the Spirit in some Greek converts, and welcomed them. The word "Christian" was first used, for they were known by their adherence to Christ and His teachings. It was also Barnabas who first drew St. Paul into active ministry. Paul had spent several years in solitude and prayer after his dramatic conversion on the road to persecute the Christians of Damascus.

Like those early Christians, we should be alert and sensitive as to how the Holy Spirit is directing our ministry; what work needs to be done and where it is needed. As we prepare for Pentecost, may we daily seek the wisdom, the strength, and the enthusiasm of the Holy Spirit to carry out His wishes.

- Msgr. Paul Whitmore (paulwhit@northnet.org)



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