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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

May 11 A..D. 2010

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:

Acts 16:22-34
Psalm 138:1-2ab, 2cde-3, 7c-8
John 16:5-11

A reflection on today's Scripture:

But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go.
For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you.
(John 16:7)

I have always wondered why it was necessary for Jesus to "go" in order that the Holy Spirit might "come". Yet, that's what Jesus said.

Questioning things we don't understand often sends us on an expedition of sorts, to find answers. Reliable Bible commentaries sometime help to give us insight, while at other times we come face to face with the reality of our limitation as creatures and are instead wonderfully reminded about the infinite omnipotence of our Creator.

Today's search is a case in point, for there are no clear answers about why Jesus had to "go." Instead we are invited to accept God at His word, meaning that of His beloved Son, who has given us sufficient proof that He is trustworthy.

I'll keep wondering though and the wondering makes me yearn all the more for heaven where we will see God face to face and the mysteries of His love fully revealed.

The Lord is risen as He promised. Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

~ Donna Raye Nelson, OCDS | email: drn3rd@hughes.net

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Lives of the saints:

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


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