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Reading 1 ACTS 6:1-7 As the number of disciples continued to grow,the Hellenists complained against the Hebrewsbecause their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution.So the Twelve called together the community of the disciples and said,“It is not right…
“The term used for ‘stands’ or ‘stood’ can imply a normal human action. But it is also the term Luke uses to describe a visitation by a heavenly messenger, like the angel ‘standing’ before the Virgin Mary. This is the…
1) Opening prayer Lord God,also in our day we need men and womenfilled with the Spirit of love and servicewho are attentive to the needs of people.Let them listen even to the unspoken criesof people too timid to voice their…
A Precious Stone In a box in a jewelry store there were precious stones, sapphires, and diamonds; the beryl and the amethyst; and many others. Right in the center, according to the story, was a common looking pebble, and a…
Joy under trial There's a line in the story from our first reading that does not make sense: They left rejoicing because they had been found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of Jesus. How could anyone derive joy…
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