Wednesday 28 April 2021

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St Peter Chanel

Acts 12:24 – 13:5. O God, let all the nations praise you! – Psalm 66(67):2-3, 5-6, 8. John 12:44-50.

The word of God continued to spread . . .

The Book of Acts is a story of almost constant movement. Indeed, this relatively short passage names five different places. 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. It also names six people named: Saul (Paul), Barnabas, John Mark, Simeon, Lucius and Manaen. Some of these names are familiar to us, some not. It reminds us that people spread the message of the Gospel.

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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