Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
April 28, A.D. 2007
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 116:12-13, 14-15, 16-17
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Jesus told His disciples that following Him would not be easy!
He repeats His message in scripture for us today and over the nearly-2000 years since He originally said this, following Him may be more difficult than ever. We are constantly drawn away from Him in every part of our lives. We are bombarded with messages promising us riches, beauty, popularity, lust and fame. All of these can draw us away from Him if we are not vigilant.
Many left Jesus when they heard how difficult it would be. Many today do the same. Some of us drift away and come back while others come to Him late in life. The bottom line is as He told us–this is hard!
But in his simple life as a fisherman, Peter realized the real truth. Other than Jesus, where can we go? The things of this world come and go–fame and fortune tend to be very short-lived. But Jesus has a fortune for us that will never go away.
- Don Claunch, SFO
(dlclaunch at bresnan dot net)
Saturday of the Third Week of Easter
St. Peter Chanel, priest and martyr
St. Louis Marie de Montfort, priest
Lives of the saints:
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