Thursday 19th April, 2012
Acts 5:27-33. The Lord hears the cry of the poor—Ps 33(34):2, 9, 17-20. John 3:31-36.
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‘The one who God has sent speaks God’s own words.’
In today’s first reading we meet and hear Peter and the apostles saying to the high priest and the Sanhedrin that ‘It was the God of our ancestors who raised up Jesus to be leader and saviour. We are witnesses to this.’
Just think about that. Peter and the apostles who failed Jesus at the time of his passion and death are now speaking from their experience and, we might add, from their hearts. They have known and continue to know the One who means everything to them, and now they want others to know Jesus and to understand that ‘the Father has entrusted everything to him.’