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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 16 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 3:11-26
Psalm 8:2ab and 5, 6-7, 8-9
Luke 24:35-48

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Jesus told his disciples that if they had faith the size of a mustard seed that they could move mountains.

This certainly shows how powerful faith truly is, that such a small amount can do so much! It also shows how difficult faith can be at times. The disciples had seen and heard all that Jesus had done for the past three years including the healing of the sick, the casting out of demons and the feeding of thousands. But yet their faith was so small and so weak that when He came to them after His resurrection they were frightened in disbelief! How easy it should have been for them who had seen all His works, but yet it was not.

There is an old joke that goes, "Tell a man there are a billion galaxies in the heavens just like our own and he will believe without any proof, but put a sign on a park bench that says 'wet paint' and he will have to touch it just to make sure." Perhaps this is human nature -- that we seem to need proof of that which is right in front of us.

Faith is a strong thing, yes, but at times difficult to obtain. And this is where its power lies, in that it takes place within our hearts, a place where no proof can or need be shown.

- Don Claunch, SFO
| email: dlclaunch@bresnan.net

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thursday in the Octave of Easter

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