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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 24, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 15:7-21
Psalm 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 10
John 15:9-11

A reflection on today's Scripture:

In today's First Reading we hear the decision of the Church regarding Gentiles and how the rite of circumcision should not be required of them.

The First Reading illustrates how the apostles came together and made such a decision and spoke, in the end, as if in one voice. It is an interesting decision because it shows how the Church is guided by the power of the Holy Spirit and not by mere human convention.

The Magisterium of the Church, in our own day, reveals to the faithful the same kind of holy mechanism for the administration of the Church. We have in it, a visible seat of authority that receives its mandate from the same Holy Spirit that led the early Church in their monumental decisions. Isn't that reassuring!

Let us pray that for our part we may respond with fidelity and obedience to the Magisterium, the legitimate authority of the Church—Christ's Church.

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

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter

St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen, priest and martyr

Lives of the saints:

Full Scripture text from today's Liturgy of the Word:


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