Cycle A Third Sunday of Easter

Following up on last week’s readings we have Peter beginning to proclaim the Good News.  Peter clearly proclaims that, “God raised this Jesus” and that “of this we are all witnesses.”
What kind of witness are we?  Do we proclaim the risen Jesus, or do we hide our faith not wanting to be ridiculed for it by those who do not want to hear it?  Peter reminds us we are called to “conduct ourselves with reverence during the time of your sojourning, realizing that we were ransomed from our futile conduct.”  Do we believe our faith is worth more than silver or gold? If we do, then why do we deny our faith in order to acquire silver and gold?
The road to Emmaus story reminds us that we never know where we will encounter Jesus.  While each is invited to respond to Jesus’ call, how often do we say, “I don’t know enough?”   Do we believe that regardless of how much or little we know, Jesus can make up the difference in our knowledge?  Do we work at making sure we study and learn the faith so as to be able to share it?  When is the last time we read the bible or the catechism?

Author: yuengerwv

Retired Catholic Priest

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