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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 25, A.D. 2004


Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 20:17-27
Psalm 68:10-11,20-21
John 17:1-11


A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:


Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. (John 17:3)

What is it to know God or to know Jesus Christ? It can be quite easy to follow a routine prayer life and live a somewhat orderly existence and still not know Jesus. Knowledge of another in any relationship demands intimacy, a baring of oneself, warts and all. We cannot know Jesus unless we foster an intimate relationship with Him--baring our souls to Him, exposing our darkness to be healed in His presence.

Knowing Jesus demands putting a searchlight on ourselves, recognising our vulnerability and ineptitude in most of the things we hope and want to achieve in this life. Jesus tells us in the Gospel that no servant is above its master--so knowing Jesus also means suffering the same inequities and wounds that Jesus Himself suffered in the name of love. And why would we want to know Jesus? Because he is the home of our souls--the source of love, peace, joy and eternity. In him we find eternal rest.

- Cliodhna Doyle
(clia at cliadoyle dot com) http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/

Tuesday of the Seventh Week of Easter



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