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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

March 29, A.D. 2005

Acts 2:36--41

Psalm 33:4-5,18-20,22

John 20:11-18

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"I have seen the Lord," Mary Magdalene tells the disciples when she sees the risen Lord outside the tomb. What a truly wonderful message this must have been to deliver to His followers. Their hopes of a new kingdom on earth shattered, in hiding from the authorities, wondering what to do next, the eleven and others must have received this news with a mix of emotions that would be hard to describe. Was it disbelief, shock, rejoicing, relief? Probably all of these and more.

While Mary's statement seems so wonderful, and it is, she is not the only one who can say "I've seen the Lord!" The Holy Father has proclaimed this to be the year of the Eucharist. It is through the Eucharist that we too can say "I have seen the Lord," and we can say it daily and freely just as Mary did, but without the mix of emotions that His followers must have felt.

For us, there is no doubt He is present, He is with us in the Eucharist and what a wonderful gift of Himself He has left us! As we leave the Lenten season and enter the Easter season, let us recommit to our worship of Him through daily attendance at Mass, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Tell others, "I have seen the Lord," and invite them to come see Him too.

Praise to Him forever! I have seen the Lord!

- Don Claunch, SFO
(dlclaunch at bresnan dot net)

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