Fifth Thursday of Easter Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Fifth Thursday of Easter Time May 23, 2019 WORD of the DAY After much debate had taken place, Peter got up and said to them, “My brothers, you are well aware that from early days God made his choice among you that through my mouth the Gentiles would hear the word of the gospel and believe. And God, who knows the heart, bore witness by granting them the holy Spirit just as he did us. He made no distinction between us and them, for by faith he purified their hearts”. (Acts 15: 7-9) How shall I live this Word? The Acts of the Apostles narrate what occurred in the life of the early Christians. They reveal to us what always happens among groups of people even those who are believers. There are those who think in one way and others in another way. However, as happened here, what is needed is a worthy person who is esteemed and listened to, who speaks words enlightened by faith and is able to direct the minds and hearts of the faithful. Here it is Peter who expresses something which is reassuring at that time. In fact,...