St Peter speaks to those who are scandalised by the love and compassion of God made manifest in the healing of a crippled man.
Filled with the Holy Spirit, Peter said: ‘Rulers of the people, and elders! If you are questioning us today about an act of kindness to a cripple, and asking us how he was healed, then I am glad to tell you all, and would indeed be glad to tell the whole people of Israel, that it was by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, the one you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by this name and by no other that this man is able to stand up perfectly healthy, here in your presence, today. This is the stone rejected by you the builders, but which has proved to be the keystone. For of all the names in the world given to men, this is the only one by which we can be saved.’
How often our ability to see and know God and God’s actions by our preconceptions and self-interest.
Where might that be a factor in your life now?
Lord, that I might see. Statue in Lourdes. Photograph (c) 2012, Allen Morris.