THE NOW WORD ON MASS READINGS
for April 30th, 2014
Wednesday of the Second Week of Easter
THE same Apostles who fled Gethsemane at the first rattle of chains now, not only defy the religious authorities, but go straight back into hostile territory to witness to the resurrection of Jesus.
The men whom you put in prison are in the temple area and are teaching the people. (First reading)
Chains that once were their shame now begin to weave a glorious crown. Where did this courage suddenly come from?