Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
April 8, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
"That one man should die instead of the people. . ."
If Caiaphas had only known that his plea for political savvy was
prediction of the greatest action in the history of the world, what
have done? Think about it--Caiaphas correctly anticipated that if this
man should die, the people would not. He was acting as a prophet
own evil inclinations. What would have happened could he have heard his
We are the blessed people who stand in a place to receive his words. We
know that Jesus came so that no one might "die," that is, be eternally
separated from God the Father. The true death is the separation from
the vastness of eternity. God wills that all should come to Him, but so
do not know Him.
Jesus died for all. This week we once again celebrate in history what
enacted in eternity--our Salvation story. We do well to remember the
prophetic words of Caiaphas and to let the world know how right he was.
saw the wisdom and the mercy in ordaining One to die that all might be
saved. May it be our prayer that the salvific act of Jesus be made
throughout the world. May the glory of the Lord shine through us to all
people who do not know Him and through us may His mercy, grace, and
come to each of them.
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