EASTER TUESDAY ALIVE IN JESUS

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD EASTER TUESDAY, April 3, 2018 ALIVE IN JESUS! WORD of the DAY   Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and they asked Peter and the other apostles, “What are we to do, my brothers? (Acts 2: 37) How shall I live this Word? To cut to the heart: but what does it mean? What reaction is it? A deep sorrow is metaphorically described as such. But sometimes, without metaphor, one feels really bad in living or seeing certain things! The heart does not seem to be able to dilate, it does not give more oxygen to the blood, the head becomes uncertain, a malaise pervades our whole person. Moral sensations and physical states that probably happened also to those who listened to the inspired and courageous words of Peter. He, who until a few days before was like them and in his simple cowardice had even disavowed Jesus. Ridiculous as well as infamous. The prophesied song of the rooster and the gaze of Jesus loaded with the cross and lifted up on it, reawakened his conscience and pierced Peter’s heart. Only then could he succeed in making his...