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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 8 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 3:11-26
Psalm 8:2ab and 5, 6-7, 8-9
Luke 24:35-48

A reflection on today's Scripture:

Christ is totally man and totally God.

It is a mystery that is hard for us to understand. At times we might be tempted to say He was more God than man, or vice versa, but that is not the teaching of the Church.

In today's gospel, Christ used His humanity to convince the apostles that He had risen from the dead and yet was still among them. He asked that they touch Him and He ate a meal of fish with them. Throughout His time on earth Christ modeled for us how as Christians, we are to use our humanity to bring others to God. Touch, for example, was very significant in His healing ministry. That, in fact, was His last healing before the Crucifixion -- healing the ear of the high priest's servant in the Mount of Olives. (Luke 22:51)

If we are open to the whisperings of the Holy Spirit and able to offer ourselves for the service of others as modeled by Christ, much can be accomplished. It takes self-discipline, a spirit of humility and generosity of heart, but we can do this through the grace of God! Each of us has a unique mission which no one else on earth can accomplish!

Let's get to our mission!

- Joan of Jesus, OCDS | jmurphy(at)syracuse(dot)net

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thursday in the Octave of Easter

Lives of the saints:

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


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