Posted by: livingscripture | April 4, 2018






WORD of the DAY  

Peter said, “I have neither silver nor gold, but what I do have I give you: in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean, [rise and] walk.   (Acts 3: 6)

How shall I live this Word?

Peter will accompany us during these days so that we may study his faith journey, made with the first Christian community.  In fact, Peter represents it in his personal experience of Jesus and in following Him.

During His public life, Jesus shared with the Twelve, expressing Himself in words and with signs: gestures, attitudes, decisions about meaningful places, and also miracles.  In this way, He made them understand the power of the creative Word that is felt and acts, that by expressing itself, materializes what it intends.  Creation was continuing in its dynamism and in its beauty and novelty.  Thus, this efficacious Word became redemptive as well, bringing back the original profile of what had been ruined and forgotten by sin.  He re-created.

Peter and the others in the light of the death and resurrection of Jesus are beginning to understand all this.  They feel called to do as Jesus did.  The power of the Spirit that is animating and supporting them, allows this.

They are like Jesus, without wealth, without a place to lay their head, without family, without security; they have abandoned all.  But the desire for life, for re-creation that is inside them, urges them to pronounce words that re-write the beauty that had been ruined: Rise and walk!  And thus, it was.


Lord, Your efficacious words can still be said today.  Some of them are always accessible: they are the Sacraments.  What value do they have in my life?  What do I do with my Baptism, my Confession, the Eucharist, my Confirmation?  And all the rest…? 

The voice of Hardy Tentle

Jesus is risen!  He can now be found in every person: in those who suffer and struggle for freedom, in those who struggle to defend peace in a friend, who clasp the hand of those seeking human love. 



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