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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

December 27, A.D. 2007

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

1 John 1:1-4
Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12
John 20:1a and 2-8

A reflection on today's Scripture:

It always startles me how the readings from Holy Scripture move so quickly from the Christmas Cave.

It sometimes feels that the Church is restless and, like the commercial world, anxious to move on. As you know from experience, it will only be a matter of days before things for Valentine’s Day start showing up.

It’s only been two days and already we have images of the empty tomb.
Why can’t things just slow down a little and the beautiful images of Christmas last a bit longer?

In her wisdom, the Church uses passages today from Holy Scripture to remind those of us who would stay overly long, gazing on the Christmas Miracle, that the Child in the manger had a mission that wouldn’t allow even Him to bask overly long in the loveliness of that silent, holy night.

Today as we read what the apostle and evangelist St. John speaks of—what he and the others saw and witnessed concerning the Incarnate Word of God—may we be resolved to move along according to God’s will—to go, do and be all He intended.

And, it is not that we should forget the many lovely things along the way—like the Christmas star, the choir of angles and the proclamation to the shepherds of peace and good will—but that we use them to animate in us love and longing for that world where all that is lovely, lasts forever.

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

Feast of Saint John, apostle and evangelist

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