Reflection for Thursday, May 19, 2011: 4th week in Easter.

dc.contributor.authorGabuzda, Richard, Rev.en_US
dc.contributor.cuauthorGabuzda, Richard J., Rev.en_US Ien_US 4en_US
dc.description.abstractGoing to the Heart of Things||Paul's address in the synagogue summarizes key points in the life of the Jewish people, all of them clearly identified as interventions of God in their lives. But there is a particular resting on the figure of David, described by God as, "A man after my own heart." What an astonishing statement: David somehow was "one with" the heart of God!|The psalm for today, in turn, reveals a promise made by God to David: "My faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him." Faithfulness and mercy-two of the most important words in all of scripture, words which describe the very heart of God. In faithfulness God pledges: I will never let you down. In mercy God pledges: I will love you no matter what happens.|The implication of Paul's speech is that Jesus becomes the faithfulness and mercy of God in the flesh. The resurrection of Jesus shows God's fidelity and mercy in the face of Jesus' rejection, torture and death. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus, we receive the promise made to David: I will never let you down; I will love you no matter what. "Nothing," God says through Jesus, "will separate you from me, not even death."|The heart of God, the heart of David, the heart of Jesus: faithfulness and mercy. O Jesus, make our hearts one with yours that we may receive the gift of your faithfulness and mercy which conquers all things, which conquers death itself!en_US
dc.identifier.otherLectionary number: 282en_US
dc.program.unitUniversity Collegeen_US
dc.program.unitInstitute for Priestly Formationen_US
dc.publisherUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraska, United Statesen_US
dc.rightsThese reflections may not be sold or used commercially without permission. Personal or parish use is permitted.en_US
dc.rights.holderUniversity Ministry, Creighton University.en_US
dc.subject.local1Acts 13:13-25en_US
dc.subject.local2Psalms 89:2-3, 21-22, 25+27en_US
dc.subject.local4John 13:16-20en_US
dc.titleReflection for Thursday, May 19, 2011: 4th week in Easter.en_US
dc.title.seriesDaily Reflections (Meditations) on the Scriptures from the Roman Catholic Lectionary.en_US
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