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One Minute Reflection – 18 April – Wednesday of the Third Week of Eastertide

One Minute Reflection – 18 April – Wednesday of the Third Week of Eastertide – Acts 8:1-8, Psalm 66:1-7, John 6:35-40

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth;  sing the glory of his name;  give to him glorious praise!...Psalm 66:1-3psalm 66 - 1 3

REFLECTION – “My dear brothers and sons, fruit of the true faith and holy seed of heaven, all you who have been born again in Christ and whose life is from above, listen to me;  or rather, listen to the Holy Spirit saying through me:  Sing to the Lord a new song.   Look, you tell me, I am singing.   Yes indeed, you are singing;  you are singing clearly, I can hear you.   But make sure that your life does not contradict your words. Sing with your voices, your hearts, your lips and your lives:  Sing to the Lord a new song’.
Now it is your unquestioned desire to sing of Him whom you love but you ask me how to sing His praises.   You have heard the words:  Sing to the Lord a new song and you wish to know what praises to sing.   The answer is:  His praise is in the assembly of the saints;  it is in the singers themselves.   If you desire to praise Him, then live what you express.   Live good lives and you yourselves, will be His praise.”…St Augustine (354-430) Doctor of Gracehis praise is in the assembly of saints - st augustine - 18 april 2018

PRAYER – God and Father, we honour the yearly feast of Your Son’s Resurrection by celebrating it in the sacramental mystery.   Give us likewise the grace, to rejoice at all times, with all the saints, until He comes in glory.   Through our Lord Jesus, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever, amen.