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Sts. Nereus & Achilleus St. Pancras

Acts 17:15, 22—18:1
Psalm 148:1-2, 11-14
John 16:12-15

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“What you are thus worshiping in ignorance I intend to make known to you.” —Acts 17:23

Without divine revelation, we “grope” for the truth (Acts 17:27). Humanity desires to know the God of truth, for God has made us for Himself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in Him (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 30). Without divine revelation, our spiritual vision is blurred and indistinct (see 1 Cor 13:12). By our human reason, we may advance somewhat in our knowledge of God (see Rm 1:19). People without revelation can grow spiritually to some extent. 

St. Paul attempted to enlighten the citizens of Athens by bringing them divine revelation, so they would have knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then it became a question of “Will you believe the Good News?”

Divine revelation is available through the Scriptures and the teachings of the Church, especially the Catechism.  Do you want to receive God’s revelation?  Or will you choose to continue in ignorance, like most of the citizens of Athens?

As Pentecost approaches, seek to know the Truth (Jn 14:6). Jesus, the Truth (Jn 14:6), promises: “you will know the truth, and the truth shall set you free” (Jn 8:32).

Prayer:  Father, may I do all I can to make You known, so that “the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Lord” (Is 11:9).

Promise:  “When He comes, however, being the Spirit of truth He will guide you to all truth.” —Jn 16:13

Praise:  Tradition tells us St. Pancras was martyred during the persecution of Emperor Diocletian in the early Fourth Century. It is believed he was only fourteen years of age!

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