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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 21, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 6:1-7
Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19
John 6:16-21

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Throughout the gospels we read a great deal about dark and light.

Our Lord tells us that evil persists in darkness where it can do its dirty deeds under cover. He also tells us that He himself is the light that exposes evil and that in heaven there is constant light. In today's gospel we hear about the dark once again.

The disciples are in a boat and it is dark and the wind has whipped up the sea around them. The Lord suddenly appears and at first they were frightened. It is interesting to note how the dark is coupled with the strong winds and the violent sea almost as if under the cover of darkness evil is alive and well. But then the Lord comes and suddenly all are safe and no longer in danger from the wind and sea.

I have often found in my life that when turmoil sets in and things are disordered and I begin to fear, that my time in prayer and scripture are at a low. Then, after bringing the Lord back into my focus, things begin to settle and I reach my destination safe and sound.

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

Saturday of the Second Week of Easter

St. Anselm, bishop and doctor of the Church

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