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Today’s Readings – Monday of week 5 of Easter - First Reading

Commentary on Acts 14:5-18
Paul and Barnabas continue their first missionary journey of spreading the Gospel.

We last saw them in the Galatian town of Iconium. At first, they had great success with their preaching and we are told that “a large number of both Jews and Greeks” came to believe. But then, as happened in Antioch, some Jews who refused to accept their message managed to stir up some Gentiles, too, against the two apostles. Even so, they stayed on in the town “for a considerable period speaking out boldly for the Lord”. Their message was confirmed by signs and wonders being performed through their [healing] hands.

The result was that the people were divided in their opinion – those who a priori rejected what they had to say and those who were … Continue

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