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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 4 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 11:1-18
Psalm 42:2-3; 43:3, 4
John 10:1-10

A reflection on today's Scripture:

"I am the gate for the sheep. . . ." (John 10:7)

There is one way to God's heart and one way only. Whether or not the people who reach God know that name, Jesus is the gate and the gatekeeper. To know God, we must go through Jesus. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life -- the one and the only, the alpha and the omega.

But then we already know that, don't we? Or do we? Do we act as though Jesus were the only one? Or are we following all sorts of Messiahs, self-proclaimed and popularly acclaimed. Do we vote for one person or another because we believe that political salvation will come through change? Do we follow with bated breath the career of this or that writer, actor, artist, or sports figure?

Salvation has been won by Jesus Christ, and it is through Him alone that we may claim it. Everything else, everything that promises to rescue us from our humdrum lives, is a distraction. Worse than that, Jesus tells us that it is a thief and a liar. So, if we pay attention and focus on the one thing necessary, all else will fall into place. We need no new saviors and no new salvation is possible.

~ JuandelaCruz
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Monday, May 4, 2009

Monday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Lives of the saints:

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