Every day, we need to go to our quiet place...

Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 12, A.D. 2008


Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 9:31-42
Psalm 116:12-13, 14-15, 16-17
John 6:60-69





A reflection on today's Scripture:

All that we have and all that is—is a gift from God, including our senses.

It is curious, and a gift, that throughout all these years of Christianity the first line of today's Gospel has been preserved! It reads "Many of the disciples of Jesus who were listening said. . . ." (John 6:60) It raises the point that Jesus is always with us--but are we listening to Him? Are we letting the world of advanced technology fill up our capability of listening to the Lord?

Another thought from the Gospel also has to do with our senses. Christ said to Peter, "Do you also want to leave?" (John 6:67)

Though we may never have considered leaving Christ as we know Him through our faith-beliefs, might we sometimes "leave" Him, by failing to recognize Him in those around us? For instance, we might "leave" Him by failing to contribute to a worthwhile cause, if we are able. We might "leave" Him by our failure to find some time in the day to pray, to reflect.

Thank God for our senses; may we always use them for His glory!

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS |
email: jmurphy (at) utica (dot) edu



Saturday of the Third Week of Easter







Lives of the saints:
http://www.christdesert.org/public_texts/martyrology/










Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:
www.nccbuscc.org/nab/index.htm

+

(c) A.D. 1991-2003 The Way, The Truth, The Life. Permission granted to make reprints or to post the Daily Meditations on any web page, except for profit.


ARCHIVED Meditations at: ABCs Of Faith
Daily Meditations in English: at The Journey-Daily Meditations

-------------------------------
Please pray the Liturgy of Hours, PC or Mobile Device: http://www.liturgyhours.org/
-------------------------------
Please recommend our websites www.abcsoffaith.com and http://www.daily-meditations.org/ to your friends and Catholic webmasters.
See the meditations online at our Blog: http://dailymed.blogspot.com
(c)1986-2004 Reprints permitted except for profit. Credit required.