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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 17, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 13:13-25
Psalm 89:2-3, 21-22, 25 and 27
John 13:16-20

A reflection on today's Scripture:

In today's responsorial psalm we hear the words, "Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord."

Music is frequently the most perfect medium for expression; it can often emote or invoke emotion as no other medium can. Music made by singing, requires only one instrument—the human voice.

Is this the kind of singing the psalmist is talking about? If it is, we can hardly go through the course of our everyday lives singing; our family, friends, boss and customers will think we have flipped. Rather, isn't there another kind of singing that involves attitudes, demeanor, choice of words etc. to accomplish what purely musical things do?

This kind of "singing" is defined in Webster's dictionary as something that includes relating or celebrating in either prose or poetry.

So then, we can go about "singing" the goodness of the Lord in our speech, can't we? We can relate and celebrate His love and mercy in innumerable ways.

One of my husband's favorites is to remind people who say they are "lucky," that it is not luck they are experiencing but a "blessing." Most people when reminded will have an "ah-ha!" moment and frequently end up joining "the choir."

Have you done any "singing" today?

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

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