Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
March 27, A.D. 2005
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"The disciple whom Jesus loved...saw and believed,
for they did not yet understand the Scripture
that He had to rise from the dead." (see Luke 24:29,34,35)
Preceding His Passion, Jesus carefully reveals to His beloved disciples that
He will suffer a sacrificial offering to restore us in covenant with God.
This Word graces the minds and hearts of His beloved disciples to be able to
behold all with the eyes of faith.
Only one who faithfully remains united in Love may 'see' and behold with
these eyes of grace, His true victory. His horrific, passionate, sacrificial
offering of pure Love surpasses human nature and understanding. Our Lady is
so graced. She 'sees' and suffers Him through all, dying every step of the
way to Life.
Luke tells us "the disciple whom Jesus loved", John, who remained with Him
beyond his own temptation to fear, deny, and abandon Jesus, was also open to
receive these graces to "see and believe' before they were able to return to
the Word of scripture and understand that Jesus had to rise from the dead.
One who remains in The One, sees with 'His eyes' what Love is about. When we
allow our faith to be shaken, we become scattered from Him in Whom all is
restored. Jesus understands our weak, human nature and so promises as our
Go-d Shepherd to gather what is scattered, restoring us in His gift of
sacrificial offering, to covenantal One Love.
Lord, may we 'see and believe' accepting Your gift of faith that leaves what
is dead in sin to rise to new life through, with and in You to the glory of
God the Father. Our beLoved Redeemer lives! Alleluia!
- Mary Williams
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