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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 6, A.D. 2008

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 20:17-27
Psalm 68:10-11, 20-21
John 17:1-11a

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Now this is eternal life . . . .

Life in eternity is not life lasting forever, although that is the sense of it because eternity is all time in no time when all time is together and all that is, simply is. In short, eternity is confusing.

But Jesus clarifies it all for us:
Now this is eternal life,
that they should know you, the only true God,
and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. (John 17:3)

That's it—all of it. Simple and sweet.

Eternal life is true knowledge of God and of the person through whom God has chosen to reveal Himself, who is also God. If you think about a moment of real prayer, a moment spent in the presence of God, it doesn't last a set amount of time. It may seem like hours or minutes, or seconds, or all of these at once. That is eternity. And what is more, eternity can be lived today. Intimate union with God, true knowledge of God is possible for anyone who wishes to give up his or her own way and pursue with single-minded abandon the way of God. The saints have shown us time and again how to do it.

So abandon the mundane, turn for a moment to eternity. Look upon God, spend time with God, and you'll find that you have more time than ever to do the little things you need to do. God is eternity. Christ is eternity. Prayer is entry into eternity.

- JuandelaCruz |
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