Wednesday 10 May 2017

About Today Readings

Acts 12:24 – 13:5. Psalms 66(67):2-3, 5-6, 8. John 12:44-50.

O God, let all the nations praise you – Psalms 66(67):2-3, 5-6, 8.

The word of God continued to spread …

The Book of Acts is a story of almost constant movement. Indeed, in this relatively short passage there are five different places named. It gives us a sense of the missionary zeal of the fledgling church and how far and how fast the message of Christ spread in the early decades and centuries. There are also six people named: Saul (Paul), Barnabas, John Mark, Simeon, Lucius and Manaen. Some of these names are familiar to us, some not so. It reminds us that the message of the Gospel is spread through people.

The Word of God still needs to be spoken today. We proclaim the Gospel whenever we look to the poor and those in need, whenever we offer compassion and forgiveness, whenever we live in hope and love. When we do this, our names are added to those who have helped serve the Word and have shared in its telling.

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