Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
April 17, A.D. 2006
Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Acts 2:14, 22-33
Psalm 16:1-2a and 5, 7-8, 9-10, 11
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
After Jesus' resurrection, the priests and Pharisees feared that word
get out that the body of Jesus inexplicably disappeared. This would be
witness to the testimony Jesus gave prior to His death. This fear of
their power and status led the Pharisees to pay the soldiers who
Jesus' tomb to lie. Their love of money and their choice to tell a lie
very damaging and divided the Jewish people.
After Peter received the Holy Spirit, he had the courage and strength
speak the truth freely. Inspired by the Holy Sprit, Peter gave his
homily. The Jews who were assembled in Jerusalem for the Passover
celebration heard the truth and the wonders of Jesus' life and death.
Peter's message freed those who were transformed by the Holy Spirit; so
so, that over three thousand were baptised.
We too are called to make a difference, to proclaim the truth through
and action. Therefore it is always important to pray to God the Holy
so that we might reject temptation. Living the Truth in our lives, as
the case with Peter, we too might be transformed and unite those around
Monday in the Octave of Easter
Lives of the saints:
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