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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 8 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 16:1-10
Psalm 100:1b-2, 3, 5
John 15:18-21

A reflection on today's Scripture:

I have chosen you out of the world. . . . (John 15:19)

The world and most societies are like large toddlers. They hate anything that does not allow them immediate gratification. If you suggest that it might be better to restrain yourself, you can expect that those in the world will howl and call you an extremist. They will challenge your ascetical ways if you suggest that perhaps obesity can be conquered by not being so in love with food. They will suggest a therapist if you think that the proper realm of sexual relations is within the sacrament of matrimony.

The world hates flat mirrors. Only funhouse mirrors that distort, warp, and pervert. They don't want to see things as they are, they want to see things as they want them to be. And if you are the one to deny them this vision, the world will hate you.

And yet as Christians, we have no choice. For the sake of everyone we must break the funhouse mirrors. We must hold up a true reflection of the world as it is. It's not going to make us any friends, but it is the Christian mission, and we have friends enough in the communion of the Saints, all of whom we can rely upon for help as it is required.

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

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Saturday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Lives of the saints:

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


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