Fill Jerusalem with Your Teaching

April 12, 2018

When speaking at retreats or teaching an RCIA class, I often say, “Your faith is personal, but it is not private.”

With today’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles, I now have the scriptural basis for my claim.

The Apostles had been warned by members of the Sanhedrin not to speak of Jesus, or face serious consequences. “We gave you strict orders did we not, to stop teaching in that name. Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching…” (Acts 5:28)

The secular world would love for us to keep our faith to ourselves. However, like the Apostles, Jesus expects us to go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.

The world needs it now more than ever.

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