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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 17 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 6:1-7
Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19
John 6:16-21

A reflection on today's Scripture:

It Is I. Do Not Be Afraid!

In whatever situation we are in, God is with us. He is there beside us, within us, whispering to us and manifesting Himself through us.

Do not be afraid. This is a key phrase in the ministry of Jesus. It is the phrase He speaks when He is with the Martyrs at the end. It is the phrase He speaks when He tells our Catherines of Siena and Teresas of Calcutta to speak out against the madness of the times. It is the phrase He speaks to us as we tend a sick child or a dying parent. It is the phrase of peace and joy that promises forever a presence with us.

He walks across the water to us. There is no place on Earth that we can be where He cannot. There is no place out of His reach. The Father has given Him to us, and even though we have tried to throw Him away and push Him away, still, He is our friend and our constant companion - the reason there can be no fear, because He has driven it out and He continues to drive it out.

~ JuandelaCruz | email: sriddle415(at)yahoo(dot)com

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday of the Second Week of Easter

Lives of the saints:

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