May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052517-thursday-sixth-easter.cfm

Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla because Claudius had ordered all the Jews to leave Rome. He went to visit them and, because he practiced the same trade, stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. Every sabbath, he entered into discussions in the Synagogue, attempting to convince both Jews and Greeks.

When Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul began to occupy himself totally with preaching the word, testifying to the Jews that the Christ was Jesus. When they opposed him and reviled him, he shook out his garments and said to them, “Your blood be on your heads! I am clear of responsibility. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.” So he left there and went to a house belonging to a man named Titus Justus, a worshiper of God; his house was next to a synagogue. Crispus, the synagogue official, came to believe in the Lord along with his entire household, and many of the Corinthians who heard believed and were baptized.

For Paul, this was the last straw. He was tired of preaching to people who would not listen. So, he went to the Gentiles – that is us! He preached the truth and he preached the word of God. That was all that was needed. He did not need fancy preaching or lots of music, all he needed was the truth. Why have so many turned Sunday services into rock concerts? All we need is the truth, Paul proves that. Have you tried preaching just the truth of the Word?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, your truth is all I need. I love music but all that is necessary for my salvation is your truth and your word. Thank you for giving that to me. In Jesus’ holy name I give you praise and glory, Amen and Alleluia!

The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power, Alleluia!

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