Sunday 13th May, 2012
6th Sunday of Easter. W. Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power—Ps 97(98):1-4. 1 John 4:7-10. John 15:9-17 [Our Lady of Fatima].
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‘I have loved you just as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love.’
Peter may not have understood fully what these words meant when he was a disciple of Jesus. But there’s no doubt the post-resurrection Peter not only understood, but lived out the message and proclaimed it fearlessly. In today’s reading from Acts the power of Peter’s faith and the strength of his words ring out confidently.
I love this post-Easter time when we read from Acts. The early church must have faced the same hostility and opposition that Jesus faced but it didn’t dim their faith. It inspired them and they in turn inspire me. God’s love empowered Jesus and he invites us to do the same, to be loving communities. God’s Word does work wonders. Let us give thanks and be glad that we hear it today!