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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 4, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Luke 19:28-40
Isaiah 50:4-7
Psalm 22:8-9,17-20,23-24
Philippians 2:6-11
Luke 22:14--23:56

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

The Very Stones Will Cry Out. . . (Luke 19:40)

In today's Gospel at the Procession of Palms, Jesus say's something quite extraordinary, something that might only be a figure speech, but might also hint at the depth of creation's attachment to its Creator and vice versa.

Sin has mutated us so that we often fail to act. We were made by and for God and were intended to give total praise and glory to Him. Imagine, stones calling out, trees and branches and leaves waving in adoration, hearts beating for one purpose alone, to return love for Love. Yet, this was God's plan; a plan that, though confounded at least for a time by sin, will not be eternally extinguished or destroyed.

During this upcoming Holy Week, we begin that journey of redemption -- redemption for ourselves, for the world and indeed for all creation. The stones will not be silenced, nor shall we -- with God's saving help.

- Donna Raye Nelson, ocds
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com)


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