Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
April 13, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14
Psalm 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Often when we think of the last words of Christ, we recall His words
the Cross. Today, let us ponder His words at the Last Supper, the night
before He died. They are words we can consider at each Mass, for this
was the institution of the Eucharist.
We recall that Christ stated He had long desired to eat this meal with
apostles. The statement has much more significance than this solitary
He longs to come to each of us through the Eucharist. He made a way
can easily have this personal union with Him. He also stated a desire
we have a union with the Father as He did. Likewise, Christ
love for us by washing the feet of His apostles. He concluded by
that as He had done for each of them we are to do for each other.
St. John summarizes the significance of Christ's words at the Last
stating "He loved His own in the world, and He loved them to the end."
13:1) His journey that very night, from the Garden to the Cross the
day, shows us that His words are real. How else could one show any
- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
(jmurphy at utica dot edu)
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