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Easter Tuesday - Acts 2: 36-41

Fr. Michael MachacekNativity of Our LordApril 6, 2021
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today's other readings are Psalm 33 and John 20: 11-18

Following up yesterday's 1st reading, in which emboldened by the Holy Spirit, St. Peter makes an impassioned speech to a large crowd, today he finishes his speech by firmly asserting that Jesus is the Lord and Messiah, the very same Jesus that they had demanded be put to death. 

The reaction of the crowd is priceless.  St. Luke says that they were "cut to the heart", in other words the fullness of the truth of their actions was staring them in the face. In response, they ask a simple but profound question, "Brothers, what should we do?"

On this past Palm Sunday I invited you to fully immerse yourselves and be with our Lord in the great events of Holy Week.  I invited you to be with Jesus in his Last Supper, His Passion and Death, and His resurrection.  And I pray that you did your best to do so.  And if you did so, then I trust that your hearts and minds would have been deeply touched by witnessing the extent of His saving love and actions for us.  

In response, slightly changing the question above, each one of us needs to ask ourselves, "What should I do?"