Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
May 17, A.D. 2004
Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
In today's Gospel reading, we hear the Lord telling us about the coming persecution. He tells us that things will get so bad that we may be killed by those who think they are worshipping God doing so. Pretty graphic tale, isn't it?
In this reading the Lord was addressing the Apostles and telling them of the coming of the Holy Spirit who would minister to them. But this is one of those teachings that applies to Christians of all ages. Since the beginning of the Church there have been martyrs. We have them to this day as lay and religious both are murdered simply because they follow The Way.
Here in North America we may not have many martyrs. But that day may yet come as the Church comes under more and more persecution by those who claim that good is evil and evil is good. But no matter what the persecution we suffer, we can rest in peace knowing that His Spirit is with us, ministering to us constantly.
- Don Claunch, SFO
Monday of the Sixth Week of Easter
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