We can learn from the showdown between the High Priest and the Apostles in today’s readings.
The same Apostles who failed many times to stand with Jesus show the courage of their convictions in today’s first reading. “We must obey God rather than men,” was their courageous proclamation. Aware of the consequences of this stance, the Apostles were able to go beyond their fear because of love.
Just like the Apostles, we are called to be real witnesses of faith, to bravely and in love speak the truth. With your family, pray that the Holy Spirit strengthen your promise to live God’s message.
You may be wrestling with family, work or friendship situations where you are being challenged to witness to your faith in God. Take this opportunity to reflect and grow in faith, hope and love so that we may be like our forefathers who were transformed by the life and presence of Jesus Christ.
God bless you and your family.
About Father David Marcham
Reverend David S. Marcham is the Vice Postulator for the Cause of Venerable Patrick Peyton, and Director of the Father Peyton Guild, whose members pray for Father Peyton’s beatification and spread his message of the importance of Family Prayer. Prior to becoming a seminarian, Father David was a physical therapist and clinical instructor, serving hospital inpatients and outpatients throughout the greater Boston area for eleven years. In 1998 he heard the call to priesthood and was ordained in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2005. Father David grew up in Quincy, MA, and has fond memories of playing soccer, tennis and running track. You’re never without a friend when Father David is around, as he welcomes everyone into his circle with a smile on his face!