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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 14, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 4:13-21
Psalm 118:1 and 14-15ab, 16-18, 19-21
Mark 16:9-15

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

How wonderful seeing the risen Lord must have been! And, while they took a rocky course getting there, the apostles finally recognized Him and began forming the new church.

It seems the Apostles had expected something from Jesus other than what they saw. Perhaps they were still expecting a political victory and a kingdom of the earthly fashion and not the spiritual. After His death they refused to recognize that Jesus had told them a number of times that he would arise from the dead and when it happened they still refused to believe it. How hard their hearts had already become. But how quickly they were softened!

After a good scolding they saw Him and came to believe. Jesus then commanded them to begin building His church, which they did without hesitation and against what seemed to be unbeatable odds. Seeing the risen Lord was very powerful!

We too, have seen the risen Lord and see Him daily in Holy Eucharist. It remains as powerful as ever and continues to feed and build the church today.

- Don Claunch, SFO
(dlclaunch at bresnan dot net)

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