Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
April 18, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 33:4-5, 18-19, 20 and 22
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Iım writing this meditation for Tuesday, April 18, on Friday, April 14.
is Good Friday and it's difficult to think about anything else.
Sometimes Holy Scripture focuses us on "the here and now" and at other
times on the past and at other times on the future. At least, thatıs
impression I get when I read the Word of God. I could be altogether
I don't know.
What I do know is that the great sin of the Israelites was that they
the Lord their God and the mighty deeds He accomplished on their
also know that in another era the people of God failed to understand
there was more than just the moment at hand and they were slow to
comprehend the glory prepared for them. We on the other hand, have
instructed that the Kingdom of God is at hand; it is close enough to
It is now!
All this leads me to let God's Word speak to me wherever I might be,
because it is a timeless Word, a Word meant for all the moments of our
So, for today, this beautiful Good Friday when I am remembering with a
saddened heart that my sins crucified the King of Glory, I will also
the words of Tuesday's Holy Scripture have the effect that God wills
me. I won't try and force anything; I will remain silent and receptive
take in the seeming contradictions.
I will remember Christ's anguished "It is finished" and dare to
Mary Magdalene's "I have seen the Lord."
Faith, Hope and Love! May they be the threads that weave the fabric of
- Donna Nelson, OCDS
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