April 10, Wednesday Easter Weekday
The Lord hears the cry of the poor. — Psalm 34:7
Mass Readings: Acts 5:17-26/John 3:16-21
The Truth Will Out
The famous message in today’s Gospel (“God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son”) is the one the disciples are preaching in the first reading from Acts, and it’s a message that gets them arrested by the Jewish high priests. Everyone knows that the Sanhedrin was in favor of Jesus’ crucifixion. If Jesus was the Son of God, as the disciples are preaching, then the Sanhedrin stands indirectly accused of a crime beyond serious.
After meeting, the priests come up with the institutional solution: a cover-up. If they can just shut up these preachers, then the “problem” will go away. Covering up the truth seldom succeeds, though, as events show. Even today, the Gospel message is for some an inconvenient truth, but it is too profound ever to go away.
Prayer: Thank You, God, for sending Your Son into our world, and into my life.
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