Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/052717.cfm
After staying in Antioch some time, Paul left and traveled in orderly sequence through the Galatian country and Phrygia, bringing strength to all the disciples.
A Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, an eloquent speaker, arrived in Ephesus. He was an authority on the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord and, with ardent spirit, spoke and taught accurately about Jesus, although he knew only the baptism of John. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the Way of God more accurately. And when he wanted to cross to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. After his arrival he gave great assistance to those who had come to believe through grace. He vigorously refuted the Jews in public, establishing from the Scriptures that the Christ is Jesus.
Just knowing the words are not enough. We must know the whole truth behind the words. Even though Apollos knew the words of Jesus he did not “know” Jesus. Once he did he was able to help spread the word of God and showing who Jesus really is. How well do you “know” Jesus? Do you know the words but not the man? Without knowing the man, you cannot know the whole truth. Take time to get to know Him then His words will come alive.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, I feel so close to you. You are my father, brother, friend, you are all the relationships I need. You have saved me, cared for me and loved me. In Jesus’ holy name, I give you thanks and praise, Amen and Alleluia!
God is king of all the earth, Alleluia.