April 20, 2017
My favorite book of the Bible is the Acts of the Apostles. Of course, Easter is the season during which we hear passages from the Acts every day, all 50 days, until Pentecost. This is the story of the beginnings of our church, how that small community in Jerusalem began to form after the Ascension and then, filled with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, spread the Good News to the world.
Peter’s speech at Pentecost (Acts 2:14-36) is in a way a keynote for the mission Jesus entrusted to His first followers and now to us. Scripture scholars attribute the Acts of the Apostles to the author of the Gospel of Luke, who certainly knew how to tell a story. The Acts of the Apostles cannot help but bring hope into the darkest day and, in my humble opinion, is the most readable of the books of the Bible.
I found a wonderful article about The Acts in
, which is the website of the Jesuits in Britain. Here’s the
. Consider it an Easter present from all your friends in the Archdiocesan Catechetical Office.