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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 11, A.D. 2005

Acts 6:8-15
Psalm 119:23-24,26-27,29-30
John 6:22-29

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In Today's reading from the Acts of the Apostles we see the growing plot against St. Stephen. As with the previous act of treachery against Jesus, the condemning allegation is one of blasphemy. Those who would destroy the innocent cannot bear hearing the truth and so must silence it at all cost.

It is no different in our present age. Truth as defined by the teaching authority given to the Church is always under attack - always has those with clever strategies that mute, distort and strangle it.

In these days following the death of Pope John Paul II we are reminded of the many beautiful things that he said and wrote. Somehow, the vitality of his words were in the very fact that they resonated with truth, with authenticity not motivated by self-centered interest for human honor, but for the Honor and Glory of God.

We are reminded in today's Responsorial Psalm that those who live a blameless life are happy, and that choosing the way of truth and meditating on the Lord's decrees is a delight.

Let us pray that God's Holy indwelling Spirit may animate all our activities, so that in our own sphere of influence others may discover the "splendor" of the Truth.

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

Lives of the saints:

Monday of the Third Week of Easter
St. Stanislaus, bishop, martyr

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