Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
April 16, A.D. 2008
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6 and 8
A reflection on today's Scripture:
In today's first reading (Acts 12:24—13:5a) we read how Paul and Barnabas are sent forth by the Holy Spirit who was sent to us by Jesus and how Jesus is sent forth by the Father. This is the Holy Trinity: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, three in one. For this reason each leads to a deeper understanding of the other.
At Baptism we receive the Holy Spirit who helps and guides us to make good decisions and brings us to know Jesus Christ. As we grow in our Christian faith, we get to know Jesus better and thus we desire to follow His example. Again, this leads to a deeper understanding of God and thus we gradually learn more about God the Father who is Eternal Love.
They are one; therefore it is impossible to love one and not the other, for "Whoever believes in me believes not only in me but also in the one who sent me, and whoever sees me sees the one who sent me." (John 12:44-45)
Jesus even goes on to say: "I did not speak on my own, but the Father who sent me commanded me what to say and speak. And I know that his commandment is eternal life. So what I say, I say as the Father told me." (John 12:49-50)
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