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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 27, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 9:1-20
Psalm 117:1bc, 2
John 6:52-59

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

For many of us, the fervor we felt just preceding and following the celebration of the Solemnity of Easter is evaporating. How like the flame of our human love to fizzle out, so to speak, unless it is constantly safeguarded and stirred.

"What shall we do?" some might as.

The answers lie in the readings from today. First of all, we must be vulnerable to the Lord's action in our lives. We might even have to be knocked off our high horse, like St. Paul in the First Reading, so that God might have His way with us.

Secondly like the Gospel says, "Unless we eat and drink of the flesh of the Son of Man we will have no life in us." We must be nourished by Love in order to be Love.

Finally, the responsorial psalm reminds us that God is steadfast in His kindness toward us even when we become tepid. His fidelity endures forever.

Let us not become discouraged if we find ourselves in a slump, but let us go humbly and needfully like Paul, to a source of healing and grace--let us go to the Lord, to His Word--His Sacraments.

The Lord remains faithful forever! Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

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

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