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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

April 28 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 12:2413:5a
Psalm 67:2-3, 5, 6 and 8
John 12:44-50

A reflection on today's Scripture:

In our gospel reading today we hear Jesus say, "I came into the world as light, so that everyone who believes in Me might not remain in darkness." (John 12:46)

What does He mean when He uses the word "might"? Doesn't it make sense that when someone believes Him they "will" not remain in darkness?

It is important to realize that Jesus spoke these words just before His arrest and crucifixion. He knew what was to happen and He also knew that Judas would betray Him and Peter would deny Him. These are two examples of those who believed they "might not remain in darkness," but the fact is they fell back into the darkness after they believed. Tragically, one (Judas) remained there while the other (Peter) repented and became a great apostle.

Jesus brings us all we need and He has replaced the darkness with His light so we shall be able to know all we need to know to be children of God. But, as we see in the cases of Judas and Peter, we must work and remain vigilant. It takes a hard and honest effort to remain in the light. Yes, He came so that we "might not remain in darkness" and it is up to us to make sure we remain in the light.

~ Don Claunch, SFO | email: dlclaunch@bresnan.net

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

St. Louis de Montfort, priest

St. Peter Chanel, priest and martyr

Lives of the saints:

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


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