Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday in the Octave of Easter

If we are being examined today about a good deed done to a cripple, namely, by what means he was saved, then all of you and all the people of Israel should know that it was in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead; in his name this man stands before you healed. He is the stone rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.  There is no salvation through anyone else, nor is there any other name under heaven given to the human race by which we are to be saved.

Jesus is the source of our salvation. His is the name implanted in our hearts. He is the stone upon which our faith is founded. All our good deeds find their source, center, and summit in him for He is good, like our Heavenly Father and Holy Spirit are good. It is through him that we are protected from temptation, healed of our sins, and become clean. And just as Peter proclaims him through word and deed, so should we give witness to our faith in him through all that we think, say, and do. He is our Master and Savior, we should live up to his Loving Way and be ever thankful for his Divine Mercy.

Do we say and do everything in the name of Jesus Christ? How can we imitate him in our own lives? In what ways do we thank him for his saving graces?

O Lord, you are our cornerstone, we will never reject you.


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