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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 25, A.D. 2005

Peter 5:5-14
Psalm 89:2-3,6-7,16-17
Mark 16:15-20

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Today the Church celebrates the feast of St. Mark the gospel evangelist.

Recently I had the wonderful opportunity of hearing a Scripture study on the Gospel of Mark, to learn the cultural context of the Gospels and other important and interesting information which made the familiar words all the more alive and meaningful. It changed forever (I pray) the somewhat "ho-hum" way I've often read the Sacred Word and raced mindlessly through the text.

As a result of the study, I realize we're all so much more blessed than we can imagine by God's Holy Word and the working of the Holy Spirit who inspired the sacred writers.

Today on St. Mark's Feast I pray for his intercession with the Almighty that the Living Word which is Jesus may find its way into the heart of a needy world. And that the fidelity and love that fueled his mission to write may bear abundant fruit in our own time.

On today's Feast of St Mark, I encourage all to read "Dei Verbum", The Dogmatic Constitution On Divine Revelation

http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vatican_council/documents/vat -ii_const_19651118_dei-verbum_en.html

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

Lives of the saints:

Tuesday of the Fifth Week of Easter

St. Mark, evangelist

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