A WORD FOR TODAY Saturday octave of Easter (10/4/21)

A WORD FOR TODAY Saturday octave of Easter (10/4/21)


 

*A WORD FOR TODAY

*PROCLAIM CHRIST ALWAYS AND DO NOT BE SILENCED

_"But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge; for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.”(Acts 4:19-20)_

_*Whenever you decide to stand on the side of truth and do what is right, there will always be those who will not be happy with you and who will do all in their power to stop you from representing the light.*_

_Peter and the other disciples suffered a lot in the hands of the rulers and the scribes because of what the Lord did through them. They made a plot to silence them from proclaiming Christ. However, they refused to yield to their threat, but continued to speak in the name of Jesus, because that is right and that is the mandate they have received from Jesus._

_*Oppositions and persecutions are bound to come to those who profess Christ. Even in this present time, Christians have continued to suffer persecution in the hands of others who hate them. However, we take solace in the fact that Jesus was also persecuted and He suffered, but He never gave up, but remained steadfast till the end.*_

_We must learn from the response Peter gave to the elders in the first reading of today, they refused to be silenced, but continued to speak in the name of Jesus and witnessed in His name and spoke of His resurrection._

_*Standing on the side of truth is what we have been called to do and proclaiming the risen Christ is the mandate we have received from Him and we must not let anything or anyone put off our light or intimidate us from doing what is good.*_

_Jesus has given us the mandate to go into all the nations and proclaim His name. We will definitely encounter persecutions, yes, but He will be with us and will give us the grace to conquer. We must continue to hold unto Him and speak the truth in His name even when we pass through pain and torture in the hands of those who would want us to stop speaking in His name._

_*Good morning dearest one. Smile😊as you begin your day and do have a fantastic weekend. May Jesus give you the grace to remain steadfast at all times. Amen. And may the Almighty God bless you: the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.*_

*Meditation:* Acts 4:13-21/Psalm 118:14-21/Mark 16:9-15

*Watch-Word:* I will thank you, Lord, for you have answered me.

*Never let anyone silence you or stop you from doing what is right. Do what is right and you will please God.*

(Saturday of the Octave of Easter. Cycle B)