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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 28, A.D. 2005

Acts 2:14,22-33

Psalm 16:1-2,5,7-11

Matthew 28:8-15

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

The Church is not shy nor does she hold back her joy:

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Now at last the "Alleluia's" that were silenced during the 40 days of Lent can burst forth!

And what about us? Are our hearts filled with Easter joy? If, perhaps, we don't feel like we're so joyous, we mustn't wrongly judge that feelings have something to do with the effectiveness of the Pascal mystery in our lives.

Wise spiritual teachers have long reminded us that love of God and neighbor is not a matter of feelings, but of affective response. What then shall we do, now that the Church's liturgy brilliantly confirms our faith in the Divine Son of God? How shall we conduct our lives now that we dwell in living hope because of the Resurrected Jesus? And finally, how are the quality of our relationships changed because of the sacrificial love of Christ?

These are questions that are far more important to answer then those that concern how we feel; they find expression in the way we live, and by the way we love. Let us then, not be motivated by how we feel, but by what we know: Jesus Christ is risen from the dead! Let us share the Good News!

- Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS
(drn3rd at hotmail dot com)

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