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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 18, A.D. 2006


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Acts 2:36-41
Psalm 33:4-5, 18-19, 20 and 22
John 20:11-18



A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Iım writing this meditation for Tuesday, April 18, on Friday, April 14. It 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 the impression I get when I read the Word of God. I could be altogether wrong; I don't know.

What I do know is that the great sin of the Israelites was that they forgot the Lord their God and the mighty deeds He accomplished on their behalf. I also know that in another era the people of God failed to understand that 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 been instructed that the Kingdom of God is at hand; it is close enough to touch. 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 lives.

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 let the words of Tuesday's Holy Scripture have the effect that God wills for me. I won't try and force anything; I will remain silent and receptive and take in the seeming contradictions.

I will remember Christ's anguished "It is finished" and dare to believe Mary Magdalene's "I have seen the Lord."

Faith, Hope and Love! May they be the threads that weave the fabric of our lives.

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

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