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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 16, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 15:1-2,22-29
Psalm 67:2-3,5-6,8
Revelation 21:10-14,22-23
John 14:23-29

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In today's First Reading we get a glimpse of our newly born Church and learn that right from the beginning there were matters of controversy and dissension that had to be addressed.

It's somewhat reassuring to recognize that bumps in the road (or so it seems) are not an aberration of our times, but sometimes a sign of growth - a time to rely not on human wisdom, but the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.

Poured out on the Apostles and preserved for us in our own age, this same Holy Spirit enlivens and guides the present Church as we honor the apostolic authority bequeathed to her until the end of all time.

How important it is for us to trust that the Holy Spirit will preserve our beloved Church even when all odds seem against her. Let us then place all our concerns and willing obedience into hands larger and more capable than ours by clasping our own in prayer.

- Donna Raye Nelson, ocds
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com) http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/

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