Saturday 27 April 2019

About Today Readings

EASTER SATURDAY.

Acts 4:13-21. Psalm 117(118):1, 14-21. Mark 16:9-15.

I praise you, Lord, for you have answered me – Psalm 117(118):1, 14-21. 

‘The members of the Council were amazed to see how bold Peter and John were.’

Peter and John had spoken strongly, and the Council was astonished, considering that they were uneducated laymen. However, when they saw the evidence of the power of Jesus’ resurrection, they had to acknowledge that these men were speaking the truth. Do we have the same courage to listen to God and preach the Good News?

We often see the person who is educated and confident as the person who is right. This is not always correct. Sometimes the person with less education has more wisdom and understanding. I remember a person who filled this description. She was much maligned in the local community but has been for me a good example of the stone that was rejected. Lord, help me to see each person as you do, disregarding worldly appraisal. Inspire me to join those who ‘Go out to the whole world [and] proclaim the Good News to all creation’!

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