Saturday, April 22, 2017

Saturday in the Octave of Easter

So they called them back and ordered them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. Peter and John, however, said to them in reply, “Whether it is right in the sight of God for us to obey you rather than God, you be the judges. It is impossible for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard.”

In order to be Christians, we have to be fearless in the face of opposition from those who do not believe in the message of Jesus. We cannot allow others to discourage us from proclaiming the Good News, giving witness to our faith, or sharing our beliefs in the Holy Trinity. Just as it was impossible for Peter and John to not speak about what they saw and heard, so we must not be silent when it comes to preaching the gospels to others through our words and works. We are called to be prophets, making known the Truth that comes from the Word of God so that others will come to know His Way and live His Life.

Are we fearless in our faith? Do we obey the world rather than God? How do our lives proclaim the Good News to all whom we meet?

O Lord, may our tongues speak about you and your good works, forever and ever.


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