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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 24, A.D. 2004


Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 6:1-7
Psalm 33:1-2,4-5,18-19
John 6:16-21


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:


In today's Scripture readings we see the early Church confronted with a problem; there needs to be an equitable distribution of food (mortal needs) and preaching the word of God (spiritual needs) can't be neglected to accomplish it.

The way the Apostles solved the problem is a wonderful lesson for us all:
"Look around among your own and choose men acknowledged to be deeply spiritual and prudent." Once found, the Apostles prayed over them and laid hands on them and we are told the Word of God continued to spread.

So shall it be with the Church of our day. Don't fret if the appearance of our beloved Church seems to change and priests aren't involved in some of the more nitty-gritty worldly things that they once were.

Instead see to it that spiritual and prudent people are chosen to accomplish these necessary tasks. Bless them and invoke the Holy Spirit upon them that their response and work will be a holy response and a holy work. And then perhaps, as in the days of old, many priests will come to embrace the faith and the Church will not be wanting for holy priests to sacramentally make Christ present in our world.

- Donna Nelson, ocds

http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/

Saturday of the Second Week of Easter
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest, martyr



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