Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
May 15, A.D. 2005
1 Corinthians 12:3-7,12-13
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
He breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit." John 20:22
Entombed by their fears, the disciples remain locked in their room. On the
evening of that first day of the week, Jesus stands in their midst and
raises them to new life, "Peace be with you." This proclamation reveals the
restored covenant in Jesus, between God and man as He shows them the wounds
of his hands and side from which the blood of the new and everlasting
covenant was shed for the remission of sins.
The sorrowing eyes of their souls open in this enlightenment as Jesus
proclaims again, "Peace be with you." He continues most earnestly and with
urgency for His beloveds now released and free, "As the Father has sent me,
so I send you." And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to
"Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and
whose sins you retain are retained."
In this act, Jesus, breathing His own Holy Spirit of Life into them,
recreates them into His very image and likeness. Enlightened, inspired, and
empowered to extend His covenantal forgiveness, Jesus dispatches them. They
carry the very breath of He who is Life within, to the waiting world.
may I see this as my own experience today and open to you my locked-away
self, my sinful perils and entombing fears. Announce Your covenant of Peace,
breathe into me Your most Holy Spirit, and dispatch me to extend the good
news of Your covenantal forgiveness to souls.
- Mary Williams
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