6th Week of Easter

Monday                             Acts 16, 11-15
John 15, 26-16,4

Tuesday                             Acts 16,22-34
John 16,5-11

Wednesday                      Acts 17, 15, 22-18,1
John 18, 12-15

Ascension Thursday                        Acts 1, 1-11
Ephesians 1,17-23
Luke 24, 46-52

Friday                                                    Acts 18,9-18
John 16, 20-23

Saturday                                               Acts 18, 23-28
John 16, 23-28

The Feast of the Ascension is celebrated on Thursday this week in the eastern United States and on Sunday in the western dioceses of the United States. Would be better to celebrate this feast at the same time, I think.

 

In the Acts of the Apostles, Paul takes the stage at Athens, the intellectual capitol of the Roman world, but his words chosen carefully are met only with curiosity. “We would like to hear you some other time.” (Wednesday)

Paul gets a better reception in Corinth, not far from Athens, but worlds away from the proud self sufficient city. “Do not be afraid. Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.” Jesus says to Paul in a vision. (Friday)

In the reading from Acts on Saturday, Luke reminds us that Paul had great people with him like Priscilla and Aquila, the wife and husband, who instruct Apollos, a good speaker but weak in his theology.  “When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the Way of God more accurately.”

I told a cousin of mine recently who wasn’t sure about a sermon she heard in church. “You may be right and he’s wrong.”

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