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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 11, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 9:1-20
Psalm 117:1bc, 2
John 6:52-59

A reflection on today's Scripture:

In many instances in our Lord's ministry, we find there are things happening on a level that the people did not seem to understand.

In their desire to have an earthly king that would free them from Roman occupation and provide them with the things of the world, the people sought earthly food from Jesus, especially just after He fed the multitudes. What a shock it must have been to them to hear Jesus speak of eating His flesh and drinking His blood!

Perhaps He needed to use such shocking language to snap them out of where they were thinking. He was offering them the bread of life, not the bread from ovens, and until they understood this message they were far from the kingdom. All eat the bread of this world and drink its wine and still die. But those who eat His precious body and drink His precious blood will never perish.

For the people who heard Him this was a hard thing to understand. It is truly a mystery, but what a wonderful mystery!

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

Friday of the Third Week of Easter

St. Stanislaus, bishop and martyr

Lives of the saints:

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