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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 11, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 15:22-31
Psalm 57:8-9, 10 and 12
John 15:12-17

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Today's Gospel speaks eloquently of the love of God manifested for us in the flesh by the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. This love proclaims that the Almighty calls us "friend" not because we have sought and loved Him, but because He first loved us.

For me, it has always been a bit disturbing that we can never give to the Lord what He truly deserves and will always be an unequal and indebted contributor in this relationship of love.

The First Reading helped me to rethink things and get over such disturbances by reminding me that it was the will of the Holy Spirit that no undue burden be placed on those who would respond to God's call. Rather, all that is expected is that we live the Commandment of Love.

To us this might not seem like much, but it is what God wants and only we can give.

Let us then not be bothered because we have no grandiose ways to please the Lord, but instead love Him simply and consistently by being obedient to what He asks and desires the most from us.

"The command I give to you is this,
that you love one another."

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

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