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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 29, A.D. 2004

Scripture from Today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 28:16-20
Psalm 11:4-5,7
John 21:21-25

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

He Cannot be Contained "The disciple whom Jesus loved..." (see John 21:20)

This image of the tender intimacy extended by Jesus with the soul who desires Him completely and seeks Him in all is awe inspiring, full of beauty and grace. John gifts each of us as he tenderly recalls the most awesome realizations. I am beloved by my Jesus. I find rest on the heart of my Lord. Contemplating this love gives pause to the soul that grows in understanding just how truly beloved each soul is to Jesus.

The evangelist John portrays himself with these wondrous and awesome descriptors of the relationship between himself and our Lord Jesus. It is this recalling in his own mind that moves him and each of us who embrace The Word. We identify who we are in the Lord's eyes when, like John, we experience the intimate love of Jesus throughout the course of each day. The immeasurable awe we feel when we realize how intimately involved He is, how beloved we are to Him, compels us to reflect upon and present that semblance to others. We too describe ourselves with how His love is manifest to us. As we begin to speak the innumerable ways He loves us, we draw the same conclusion as the beloved John: "...if these were to be described individually, I do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written." (John 21:25)

Be loved. Be Love to others.

This is the good news.
We are so very loved.
May we be veritable Love to others.

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

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