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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 18, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 18:9-18
Psalm 47:2-3, 4-5, 6-7
John 16:20-23

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

A reflection on today's Scripture: Often we are reminded that followers of Jesus are out of synch, so to speak, with the rest of the world. Todayís Gospel says that while they weep and mourn, the world rejoices. Donít our own experiences bear this out?

To persevere in faith and hope when most everyone else is consumed with happiness and pleasure is not easy and is like the image in todayís Gospel of a woman in labor. It seems an impossible job and you wonder why you ever let yourself in for this and moreover worry if you will survive it.

It is at times like this, when our body is spent and our spirit is floundering that we need the help and encouragement of others. For those laboring in childbirth, it comes in the form of human support and all that goes along with it. For those laboring in order to be born into eternal life it can be found in the Sacred Word and the Sacraments of our Church.

God has provided us with every good thing that we need. Let us with grateful hearts praise Him and utilize His saving and life-giving help.

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

Friday of the Sixth Week of Easter

St. John I, pope and martyr

Lives of the saints:

Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:


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