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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 17, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 4:13-21
Psalm 118:1,14-21
Mark 16:9-15

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"Peace be with you."

The Lord chose Mary Magdalene "already made clean of seven demons" to first announce His triumph over the death of sin. He spoke this with the words "Peace be with you." Do we recognize that same power to triumph over what is dead through sin within us and His desire to redeem, raise to new life and make Himself known in every soul?

Unrecognized by two troubled disciples struggling to make sense of His suffering and death, Jesus "interpreted every passage of Scripture which referred to Him." Finally, at nightfall and supper, they recognized Him in the breaking of the bread. Now revealed, Jesus disappeared from their midst.

Do we recognize Jesus the Christ in the breaking of the bread of His Word and Eucharist? Can we see how He brings back into Himself all who are lost in their understanding through His eternal presence of Word and Sacrament?

- Mary Williams
(wlmsconsul at pdq dot net)


Octave of Easter

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