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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 11, A.D. 2006

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Isaiah 49:1-6
Psalm 71:1-6, 15, 17
John 13:21-33, 36-38

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

The drama of Holy Week continues with words that disturb and remind us of the agony that Jesus suffered. In today's Gospel we hear how Jesus became “deeply troubled” and then went on to say that one of the Twelve would betray Him.

How blessed we are to have access to these words which tell us about Our Savior, what He experienced, and His capacity to empathize with us in our times of trouble and perhaps, even betrayal.

Human nature seems very quick to identify when it has been offended, but sometimes considerably slower to recognize when it has been an offensive to Others; quick to identify when it has been betrayed, slow to recognize when it has been the betrayer.

Let us take some time today to think about this point. Perhaps it will make us more gentle and patient; less critical of others and determined to be more like Jesus.

"Hail to our king, obedient to His Father;
He went to His crucifixion like a gentle Lamb.”
(verse before today’s Gospel)

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

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