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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 22, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 18:23-28
Psalm 47:2-3,8-10
John 16:23-28

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"The Father Himself Loves You" (John 16:27)

The gift of God's love completes our joy, as Jesus so lovingly expresses: "Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete." (John 16:24) The love between the Father and the Son is the love we become--as sharers--when we love Jesus, believing that He came from God. "The Father Himself loves you, because you have loved me and have come to believe that I came from God." (John 16:27) Our simple love in return for the love given so freely to us, unites us in communion with God. This is our perfect joy.

Jesus explains that we may communicate with the Father in His Name. We're assured that whatever we ask the Father in the name of Jesus, we will receive, so that our joy may be complete. This direct communication is the gift Jesus makes possible for us. We're united with the Father through our love for, and belief in, Jesus. Our union in Christ with the Father completes our joy.

- Mary Williams
(wlmsconsul at pdq dot net) http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/

Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter St. Rita of Cascia, religious

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