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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 4, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 13:26-33
Psalm 2:6-7, 8-9, 10-11ab
John 14:1-6

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

In today's Gospel we hear the familiar discussion between the apostle Thomas and Jesus. Thomas is lamenting that he doesn't know the way to the Father.

Haven't we at times had the same worry—that we don't know where we are going and what we are doing? We know that hapiness forever in the Kingdom of God is what we desire, but sometimes we feel like we're spinning our wheels and getting nowhere.

Sometimes the devotions that used to make us feel close to God leave us cold. Sometimes the fervor we enjoyed disappears. Sometimes in such periods of spiritual drought we can even wonder if we are sincere in wanting to follow a path of holiness; it doesn't seem much fun or provide the warm fuzzies we used to experience.

Yet, we know with a certain knowing that defies explanation, that heaven is indeed our greatest goal. But how we ask, like Thomas, shall we get there?

Jesus answers simply and succinctly, "I am the Way!" He knows where the Father dwells and how to get there—the road, the obstacles, the repair and rest areas. He knows the way—He is The Way.

Let us then, not make things any more difficult than they are. Let us instead allow Jesus be our guide, allow Him to have the "steering wheel" of our life. For our part let us sit up front with eyes wide open and enjoy the ride. He knows the Way that leads to the Father!

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

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