Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
April 20 A..D. 2009
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 2:1-3, 4-7a, 7b-9
A reflection on today's Scripture:
He came to Jesus at night. . . .
For how many of us is this true? More often than not we come to Jesus at night. We come in the night of ignorance, and He enlightens us. We come in the night of despair, and unlike the lukewarm Apostles, He stays with us throughout our tumultuous vigil. We come in the night of hatred and fear, and He teaches love, respect, gentleness. We come in the night that we have created by our own ideas of self and God, and He strips them away and makes us Holy.
Most of us come to Jesus at night. Most of us hear Him in a darkness of one form or another, and we are transformed. We are all Nicodemus. We are slaves to sin in the darkness of self and we hunger for the light. The path to Jesus is, for most, a path of darkness that leads to a light so bright that it too is like darkness, but it is like the darkness of the womb, warm, reassuring, the place of our rebirth into eternal life.
And so we share with Nicodemus our approach to God in the dark of night. And like him we come away enlightened, reborn, and ready to help the rest of the world come to light.
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Monday, April 20, 2009
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