THEME: AN UNDYING TRUTH
That Jesus is the Son of God, the Messiah sent by God is an undying truth. When the religious authorities of Jesus’ time thought that they have got rid of Jesus by crucifying him on the cross, suddenly they were confronted once more with the truth they fought to suppress. Jesus rose from the dead and in his name a miraculous deed was done. In today’s first reading Peter confronts his audience with the truth about the choice they made, namely, preferring the release of a murderer to Jesus, God’s anointed One. ‘’Confrontation with truth is wiser than concealing it’’. Are we prepared to face the truth about ourselves today? If we can face the truth about our moral weaknesses and confront them, surely, we are not far from salvation. What about the bad choices we have made in the past? Do we allow them to continue to torment us? Peter said: ‘’... brothers and sisters, I know that you acted in ignorance...’’. In the days of ignorance, God overlooked, ‘’now he commands all people everywhere to repent’’ (Acts 17:30). God overlooked the weaknesses of Jesus’ disciples prior to the death of Christ, but now they have to stand up as witnesses to Christ’s resurrection. We too may have lived ignorantly in the past, but now we are called to be witnesses to the resurrection of Jesus wherever we are.
1st reading: Acts 3:13-15,17-19. Peter addressed the people following the healing of a crippled beggar.
Responsorial Psalm: Let the light of your face shine on us, O Lord.
2nd reading: 1John 2:1-5. Jesus is the righteous One who atones for our sins and that of the world.
Gospel: Luke 24:35-48. Jesus appeared to his disciples and opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.
Thanks and have a good week.
Servant of the Lord