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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 19, A.D. 2007


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:



Acts 18:23-28
Psalm 47:2-3, 8-9, 10
John 16:23b-28




A reflection on today's Scripture:

Through the Easter season we hear once again these wonderful stories from the Acts of the Apostles about the spread of the infant Church and how many were converted and heard the Good News. Today’s story is particularly interesting as we learn of Apollos who is a good man, well trained in Scripture and spreading the Gospel. However, he needs a little coaching and direction, which he readily receives from Priscilla and Aquila and his good work continues.

I once heard a formal debate between a Christian professor of Sacred Scripture and another man who asked the professor why Christians continuously read and reread Scripture as the man did not see the need for this since everyone already knew how the story went. The professor responded that Christians were commanded to follow the Word and to learn from it continuously as Scripture is much more than just a story. I believe the professor was saying that we all need a little coaching and direction, just as Apollos did all those centuries ago.

I was once told that an airliner flying a long overseas route needs numerous small course corrections although it seems that it flies a very straight line to its destination. One very small correction, when missed, will cause an error of hundreds of miles when it eventually arrives. This is true for us in our lives as Christians: while we may be headed toward the correct destination, we need course corrections to remain on course. Our course corrections come from scripture, prayer and hearing the Word of God.

- Don Claunch, SFO (dlclaunch at bresnan dot net)





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