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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 24, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 19:1-8
Psalm 68:2-7
John 16:29-33

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"Behold, the hour is coming and has arrived when each of you will be scattered to his own home and you will leave Me alone." - John 16:32

Isn't it amazing how Jesus could see right through His disciples? They just think they have it all figured out when Jesus sees what is really in their hearts and points out to them that upon His arrest they'll flee and deny Him, leaving Him totally alone.

And so it happened that when the real test came all but a few indeed fled. The Lord faced the ordeal alone. But did He?

"But I am not alone, because the Father is with Me." (John 16:32)

Jesus trusted completely in the Father and accepted His will in it all. This is a great lesson for us, too, that we accept the will of God in all things. This may mean facing some hardships, making some sacrifices, enduring some persecution. Some of us may even face death for our faith. But we are also not alone, just as Jesus was not alone on His way to the cross.

Praise be to Almighty God, who never abandoned us!

- Don Claunch, sfo http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/

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