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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 6, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 52:1353:12
Psalm 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-16, 17, 25
Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
John 18:119:42

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Today we are invited to look at the countenance of our Crucified Lord and remember the events that led Him there to Calvary--the agony in the garden, the scourging at the pillar, the crowing with thorns, the carrying of the cross, the mocking hatred of those whom He loved and had come to save.

It seems as though evil and darkness have won, "The light of Life decays," says a familiar hymn. The earth quakes, the sky is darkened, the curtain in the sanctuary is torn. "Angel hosts . . . tremble as they gaze."

"It is finished," cries our murdered Lord as He surrenders His Spirit in death. We're finished too, we think, defeated, sorrowful beyond words. It's finished, done, over.

What will we do? What will become of us and all we hope and believe in?

"Be patient God's people." What seems to be an eternal disaster is actually the gateway to eternal life.

"Be patient God's people, the day of the Lord is near."

- Donna Nelson, OCDS
(drn3rd at hughes dot net) ABCs Of Faith

Friday, April 6, 2007

Good Friday of the Lord's Passion

Lives of the saints:

Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:


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