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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 6 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Isaiah 42:1-7
Psalm 27:1, 2, 3, 13-14
John 12:1-11

A reflection on today's Scripture:

You always have the poor with you. . . . (see John 12:8)

Jesus reminds the disciples that He will not always be with them in His physical corporeal body. However, how fortunate we are to know that He is always with us in the Body and Blood of the Eucharist and in the presence of the Word of Scripture.

Even so, we also have Him with us in the persons of the poor and the downcast. Jesus reminds us that whatever it is that we do to help one of those less fortunate than ourselves is something we do for Him. Jesus isn't always with us in His human body, but we can see Him in the face of every child of God if we choose only to look.

So today, if you are looking for Jesus, look for Him in those who need someone -- in a person who is in an assisted living facility, in a hospital, in prison. Look for Him in the persons of the poor and the underprivileged. Look for Him in those who need someone to talk to, someone to share with. Look for Him in those who rejoice with us in the good things of the world. Indeed, now we have come to know that Jesus is indeed always with us. After a short separation, we rejoin Him in eternity, just as after the short separation of His death and resurrection, He returned to the Apostles never to leave them again.

~ JuandelaCruz
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Monday, April 6, 2009

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