Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
May 5 A..D. 2010
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Psalm 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5
A reflection on today's Scripture:
I believe that we sometimes think that the Church as we know it today was always this way – that we always had a formal structure, church buildings and the current liturgy. This is certainly not the case as the Church has changed much, especially from its earliest days just after Christ's ascension into heaven. In fact, the infant Church struggled in its beginnings, as we hear about in our first reading today.
We must remember that the first Christians were Jewish and belonged to a nation that had practiced its religion following the Mosaic Law in some fashion for centuries. Jesus brought the good news and with it a great change which many early believers did not know how to handle.
But the Holy Spirit guided these early believers just as Jesus said He would. Change was made and the Christian Church took hold and grew at a great pace. While resistant at first, these early Christians remained open to the Spirit and began nursing an infant Church bringing it to maturity. The Holy Spirit continues that work today, and it is our duty to be open to Him just as the Apostles and early Christians were.
~ Don Claunch, SFO | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter
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