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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 8, A.D. 2005

Acts 5:34-42
Psalm 27:1,4,13-14
John 6:1-15

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

"When the Christ comes, no one will know where He is from." (see John 7:27)

These poor ignorant souls. Little did they know that they did not know where Christ was from. They knew where He was born, where He lived, and where His carpenter's shop was; but they did not know where He was from.

Sometimes our own lives can become like that. We forget one part of Jesus or another. Sometimes we focus so hard on the Son of God that we forget the Son of Man. We look so hard at the divinity that we forget the humanity. And Jesus was fully human and fully Divine.

Our Holy Father--may his name be raised among the saints--never forgot this. He never forgot that in Jesus was humanity divinized. All of his work and all of his philosophy was centered around Jesus Christ, the Cross, and the dignity of humanity that Christ had died for.

Today as we say our goodbyes to the Holy Father in the blessed sacrifice of his funeral Mass, let us recall the Jesus he always taught us--fully human, fully divine, completely loving, completely interested in every human being. Let us pray that the Holy Father is welcomed into the loving arms of Him who loved us unto death and into life. The arms of Him about whom the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II never tired of teaching, speaking, and bringing to all the people of the world. Shalom.....

- JuandelaCruz
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