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April 20, 2022

Daily Reflection for Wednesday, April 20 2022

Peace and Blessings, Friends and Parishioners!

We encourage you to reflect on Wednesday’s readings at this link:

If you prefer to use your own Bible, the readings are:
First reading:  Acts 3:1-10
Responsorial:  Psalm 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9 (3b)
Gospel:  Luke 24:13-35

Our reflection on Wednesday’s readings:
Then their eyes were opened, and the recognized him…     Luke 24:31a

Holy Week has passed. The miracle of resurrection has been celebrated. What do we do now? For me, it is time to savor the mystery.

It is time to ask how the grace of our resurrected Lord breaks through to me and each one of us—here and now—in our daily lives and relationships. This gift of grace is both unearned and undeserved, yet it transforms our lives as we continue to open to it.

It can be disconcerting to realize we do not control the gift of God's grace. It comes—even unbidden—because we are thoroughly loved by our creator. The crippled man begged for alms and instead received the healing grace of God. The disconcerted men on the Emmaus road wanted consolation, understanding. But unbidden, the incredible grace of Jesus came in the words of the last supper. Suddenly they knew him, not by intellect, or study, but by the miracle of God's grace breaking through to their hearts.

God’s love is a gift and it is for each of us; none of us is more or less deserving.

We are the precious children of a loving father, and that love comes to us without condition. May each of us open our hearts when that grace knocks at our door and let us savor the moments when we feel the presence of the Lord.

Risen Lord Jesus, give us the eyes to see and the ears to hear your graceful presence in our lives of worship, fellowship, and service.  Please Lord, surprise us with your mystery. Amen

Ed Mitchell


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