04-26-17 Catholic Daily Mass Quotes

April 26, 2017
the party of the Sadducees, filled with jealousy, laid hands upon the Apostles and put them in the public jail.  But during the night, the angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison, led them out, and said, “Go and take your place in the temple area, and tell the people everything about this life.”  Acts_5:17-26

As we continue the post-Pentecost journey of the Apostles, we see how all their healings in the Name of Jesus, are having two huge effects.

First, the common folk, who are seeing all the miracles, and hearing the testimonies of the Apostles, are joining them – by the thousands.  And second, all the commotion is making the Pharisees and Sadducees quite nervous about their own welfare; because, not only is it putting them in a real bind with their  Roman prelate, who was not very supportive of their desire to eliminate Jesus in the first place, but it’s also beginning to upset  their own power stronghold over the common Jews.

And they’re in a real quandary about how to handle it, because now, it’s not just “the One man,” they have to deal with.  Now it’s a little army of thousands; with twelve zealous and Spirit-filled leaders, who are not only fearless of them, but their actions are just a bit beyond – worldly explanation.

And the Sanhedrin’s back-of-the-hand slaps and overnight imprisonments of the Apostles seem to be having no effect on stifling them.

Jesus said, “everyone who does wicked things hates the light and  does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed.  But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.”   Jn_3:16-21

Today we clearly see the effect of what’s happening to the Sanhedrin because of their entrance into that darkness of disbelief in Jesus.  They’ve become paranoid about their own safety and that paranoia has paralyzed their thinking.

And we also see – just the opposite effect on the Apostles, because of their belief.  We see the angelic support of God.  We see the miraculous healings and the fearless proclamation that can only come – by living the Truth and shining the Light of the Lord.

And it just makes us ponder, too.  Where’s the darkness in our lives, beloved?  Those shadowed corners of self-indulgence, those little untruths that could use some brightening by the Light of Jesus.

And how can we be a little bolder in our own proclamation of the Lord, and a little more fearless in shining His Light on those who are still lost and searching in the darkness.

The Lord’s angel has unlocked the cell door of our inhibitions, and the Light of Christ is beckoning us to follow.  Come!

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