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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 19, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 5:27-33
Psalm 34:2 and 9, 17-18, 19-20
John 3:31-36

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

The one whom God sent, speaks the words of God. He does not ration His gift of the Spirit. (see John 3:34)

Often we separate our home lives from our work lives. Sometimes we allow our everyday lives to become detached from our spiritual lives. And sometimes it seems like the glorious and breathtaking ecstasy of the resurrection only holds us for a moment before it is replaced by the daily demands of home and work.

But the Resurrection was not simply an event in history, and Easter is not just another day of celebration in the church calendar. It is a way of life that transforms--permeating through every aspect of our lives and resonating deeply in every cell of our core being.

Like the disciples in today's first reading, having met the Risen Lord at Easter, we too cannot keep Him to ourselves, but should be compelled to bring Him to everyone. What we proclaim, we must also live: newness of life rooted in His victory over death and sin. We must live to be His witnesses in proclaiming His Risen Presence and His gospel of hope and love. We cannot keep to ourselves the joy we have experienced, for "we are an Easter people, and Alleluia is our song!" (St. Augustine)

- Anne
(anne97 at gmail dot com)

Thursday of the Second Week of Easter

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