SECOND THURSDAY OF EASTER TIME

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Second THURSDAY of EASTER TIME April 23, 2020 WORD of the DAY When they had brought them in and made them stand before the Sanhedrin, the high priest questioned them, “We gave you strict orders [did we not?] to stop teaching in that name. Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and want to bring this man’s blood upon us.” But Peter and the apostles said in reply, “We must obey God rather than men. The God of our ancestors raised Jesus, though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand* as leader and savior to grant Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins. We are witnesses of these things, as is the Holy Spirit that God has given to those who obey him.” (Acts 5: 27-32) How shall I live this Word? The disciples are before the Sanhedrin. The authorities who count have forbidden them to preach in the name of Jesus, but they continued the mission entrusted to them by the Teacher, witnessing with their life. Thus, they are scourged, but they are happy to have suffered for Christ. Peter, together with...