Acts 12:24-13:5 | Ps. 67:2-3, 5-6, 8 | Jn. 12:44-50
The Acts of the Apostles continues to relate the story of the beginnings of the early church. Paul and Barnabas are sent forth through the power of the Holy Spirit to teach the Good News to the people in Seleucia, Cyprus, and Salamis. The Word spread rapidly through the work of these two men. The Gospel continues with Jesus’ response to the Jews who are criticizing Him. He tells them that His mission is to save and not to judge. He has come to bring all of us to salvation. The Word that He speaks is the Word that He was given to speak in order to bring about the Redemption of all. It is this Word that will be the judgment of people.
We are called to be the disciples of Jesus, to bring the Good News of God’s love and salvation to the world just as Paul and Barnabas did. We are also given the Holy Spirit to guide us and direct us on the journey/our daily living.
Take time to reflect on how the Holy Spirit leads you each day. Give thanks for the great gift and ask for the grace to live each day by proclaiming God’s word and love to all with whom you come in contact.