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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 1, A.D. 2005

Acts 8:5-8,14-17
Psalm 66:1-7,16,20
1 Peter 3:15-18
John 14:15-21

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

I am in my Father. You are in me and I in you."
Beloved Pope Benedict XVI in his homily on the day prior to his ascent to the papacy, voiced the desire of Jesus to be a 'friend' to us. Benedict's consolation finds voice in today's gospel as Jesus explains we 'love' Him by keeping His commandments. This gift of our 'will' Jesus adds, multiplies love: "the Father will love you and I will reveal myself to you."

Jesus' revelation of self to us is possible because we "will" to remain in Him through an obedience of freewill that intensifies our giving of God-like love. We want to give generously, all we are, completely, wholly and fully to He who first loves us in this way, inviting us to love as He loves -- in the Father. The honor, joy and beauty of this "beFriending" is the beloving covenantal espousing; a union so intimate that our lives become one with the Trinity who is One.

Jesus, who is perfectly and humbly obedient, confidently reveals the reciprocating generosity of His Father and ours, "I will ask the Father and He will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot accept because it neither 'sees' nor 'knows' Him. You know Him because He remains with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans I will come to you. You will see me because I live and you will live."

O Lord,

may we understand from You who are the Truth,
that remaining in You, and You living in us,
enables us to see and know You.

- Mary Williams

Lives of the saints:

Sixth Sunday of Easter

St Joseph the Worker

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