Easter Saturday, April 27, 2010
Today, in Mercy, in our reading from Acts, we see how the courage and inspiration of the disciples amazed to surrounding community.
The disciples had been known as ordinary women and men, but the power of their new-found witness was stunning:
The leaders, elders, and scribes were amazed,
and they recognized them as the companions of Jesus.
Then when they saw the man who had been cured
standing there with them,
they could say nothing in reply.
This powerful witness in the disciples was not a showy, self-promoting swagger.
Rather, they had been radically transformed by their faith in Jesus Christ. The power poured out of them, like light from a Star.
What would it be like if the witness of our faith were so vibrant that we moved the world to wonder! What if our lives could not help but speak through our actions of mercy, justice, truth and peace?
Music: I Will Stand as a Witness of Christ
(Please see note below song. Thanks.)
On Friday night, my religious community shares the joy of celebrating the lives of such witnesses, our Sisters marking 25, 50, 60, 70, 75, 80 and 85 years of faithful, merciful service. In an additional post, I will list their names with two poems I used while praying for them this morning.
Please join us in grateful prayer for these dear Sisters today.