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.

Courtesy of Our Sunday Visitor: http://www.osv.com/MyDailyVisitor/tabid/7626/Default.aspx

Advertisements

Posted on April 10, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: