We go through our lives day in and day out, encountering the same people; often times not paying them any attention. But what if we stopped and truly saw the needs of those around us? What if we truly saw their greatest need was to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
Today, we look at Peter and John, Apostles together sent out by the Lord Himself to preach the Gospel. After Peter's sermon on Pentecost, and the explosive growth of the church, we see Peter and John returning to their day-to-day routines, but now with a new focus. Entering the temple at the ninth hour to pray, as they did regularly, they now see those whom, perhaps, they hadn't noticed before. This includes a lame man, begging for alms of all the faithful Jews carrying out their ritual. But this time, this lame beggar received far more than the silver and gold he asked; he has an encounter with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, which radically transforms him, and all who accept it.
Thank you to listening to today's lesson. May the Word of God richly bless you.