Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
May 20 A..D. 2009
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Acts 17:15, 22-18:1
Psalm 148:1-2, 11-12, 13, 14
A reflection on today's Scripture:
Today's first reading is an elegant treatise about God. In it, in a very measured and deliberate way, St. Paul tells his audience that the God of whom he speaks is the One they have instinctively sought.
Don't we, too, instinctively seek God? Isn't everything we really long for made manifest in Him?
Why then, like the audience in today's reading, do we sometimes "scoff" at suggestions about Him and delay responding to Him, deciding instead, to do it "some other time"? What's the matter with us; are we crazy?
Speaking for myself I know that it is a matter of self-indulgence, preferring to have my own way about everything while all the time knowing that lasting happiness will not be the result.
How wounded we are by sin. What a disconnect there is between knowing what is right -- and doing it. How in need we are of a savior, Our Blessed Savior.
He has risen as He promised. Alleluia, Alleluia!
~ Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS
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Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter
St. Bernardine, priest
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