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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 25 A..D. 2009

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 19:1-8
Psalm 68:2-3ab, 4-5acd, 6-7ab
John 16:29-33

A reflection on today's Scripture:

But take courage, I have conquered the world. . . .

Jesus conquered the world not through might of weapons, reason, personality, charisma, or any of the things we value. Jesus conquered the world through love. Pure and simple. He conquered the world in the sacrifice that the world regarded as uttermost folly.

And through Jesus, we have conquered the world. We are human, we fail, we fear, we do not do as we should. But even in our fallibility, we have the great Conqueror at our head, showing us how to love and as a result, ultimately, how to triumph.

In Jesus, we have conquered the world. But we must understand what that means. If we understand Jesus properly, we conquer most completely when we serve most devotedly. Indeed, we have conquered the world; however, our responsibilities to the whole people of God have only increased. We must share love, teach love, and be love to the world. We must serve those around us and show ourselves in the light of the Conqueror of all -- Jesus Christ.

~ JuandelaCruz
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Monday, May 25, 2009

Monday of the Seventh Week of Easter

St. Bede the Venerable, priest and doctor of the Church

St. Gregory VII, pope

St. Mary Magdalene de'Pazzi, virgin

Lives of the saints:

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


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