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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 28, A.D. 2004


Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 8:26-40
Psalm 66:8-9,16,17,20
John 6:44-51


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:


"No one can come to me
unless the father who sent me draws him."
(John 6:44)

This is a very powerful statement of unity and identity. It is the work of the Holy Spirit within us that reveals to us, as He did to the Apostles, who Jesus is. And then, the purview of Jesus was to teach us about the hidden and less knowable Father. By looking at Jesus we begin to discover the Father who sent Him.

Unity and identity. This is the essential mystery of the Trinity. One God, Three Divine Persons--but One God. This is hard for us to see. And yet we don't really need to see it. What we need to do is pray it.

God loves us. He calls everyone. He loves us enough to give each person the chance to say 'no.' And yet He continues to encourage us to draw near. "If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts." Let the Holy Spirit convict you and lead you by "leashes of love" ever closer to the Father through Jesus Christ--the door, the way and the life of salvation.

- JuandelaCruz (sriddle415 at yahoo dot com) http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/

Thursday of the Third Week of Easter
St. Catherine of Siena



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