Sharing the Word for May 21, 2021

Friday of the Seventh Week of Easter

May 21, 2021
Daily Reading from the USCCB: Acts 25:13b-21
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Paul has been brought before the Roman governor Festus in Caesarea. The governor doesn’t know what to do with Paul, who had been left in prison by his predecessor. King Agrippa–a small time Jewish king who is visiting–asks to hear Paul. In the end, everyone agrees that Paul has done nothing worthy of punishment, and that he could be released if he hadn’t already appealed to the emperor.

We don’t know how Paul’s appeal to the emperor turned out. Eventually, of course, he was martyred. We do know that at this point, Paul got to Rome and preached confidently to all who came to him. He was faithful to the mission he had received from Jesus. Christians of today remain in his debt.


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