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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 1 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 9:1-20
Psalm 117:1bc, 2
John 6:52-59

A reflection on today's Scripture:

It is normal for us as humans to question, to sometimes have concerns and doubts about our faith. Yet, this is what can help us grow if we pray and pursue our questions. By its nature, faith requires us to believe in that which we do not know tangibly, as we do other things in life. That is why we call it "faith."

The readings for today present an interesting parallel which could help us in times of doubt. Christ says, "Just as the Father has sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me." (John 6:57)

Christians believe that Christ is the Son of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. So, why should we question our own relationship with Christ? He has stated that if we receive Him we will also have life. Eternal life. How much clearer could that statement be? It also might make us more fully appreciate the opportunities we have to receive the Sacraments and to feed on the Word in Holy Scripture.

The path to unity with Christ has been described very clearly for us. The rest is up to us, to respond to this great invitation.

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS
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Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday of the Third Week of Easter

or optional commemoration of St. Joseph the Worker:

Lives of the saints:

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


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