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<< Thursday, April 19, 2001 >> Easter Week
Acts 3:11-26
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Psalm 8 Luke 24:35-48
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"Then He opened their minds to the understanding of the Scriptures." —Luke 24:45

After healing the lame man, Peter could have emphasized the healing or recounted several occasions when the risen Christ met individuals and groups of people. Instead, Peter preached on Deuteronomy 18:15ff and Genesis 12:3 (see Acts 3:22, 25). Peter followed the pattern of preaching he had begun at the first Christian Pentecost when he preached on Joel 3:1-5; Psalm 16:8-11; and Psalm 110:1 (see Acts 2:17ff, 25ff, 34f). Peter was inspired by Jesus to preach the Scriptures, for that is what Jesus did throughout His public ministry and especially right after His resurrection (see Lk 24:27, 45).

To be powerful witnesses for the risen Christ, we need to devote ourselves to the Church's teaching of God's word (see Acts 2:42), sow bountifully the seed of God's word (see 2 Cor 9:6), and "day after day, both in the temple and at home" never stop "teaching and proclaiming the good news of Jesus the Messiah" (Acts 5:42). Jesus charges us "to preach the word, to stay with this task whether convenient or inconvenient — correcting, reproving, appealing — constantly teaching and never losing patience" (2 Tm 4:2).

"Remember that Jesus Christ, a descendant of David, was raised from the dead. This is the gospel I preach" (2 Tm 2:8). "There is no chaining the word of God!" (2 Tm 2:9)

Prayer: Father, may I live and die proclaiming the truth and love of Your word.
Promise: "Thus may a season of refreshment be granted you by the Lord when He sends you Jesus, already designated as your Messiah. Jesus must remain in heaven until the time of universal restoration." —Acts 3:20-21
Praise: Praise Jesus our risen Life! (Jn 14:6; 11:25) Alleluia! "This is the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it" (Ps 118:24). Alleluia forever!
Nihil obstat: Reverend Ralph J. Lawrence, December 9, 2000
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, December 12, 2000
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