Thursday of the 2nd week of Eastertide
First reading – Acts 5:27-33
“Obedience to God comes before obedience to men”. This principle makes all the difference in our life. This principle which should be a vision of life and mission of life. The principle comes from the personal experience of Peter and the apostles who witnessed the action of God in their life and in the life of the People of God. The action of God which dominates all other human actions. The action of God which completely overwhelms the human plans. Human plan wanted to bury Jesus Christ forever, but He is Risen. From this profound experience of God taking control of the humanity, Peter and disciples arrived at this principle. Obedience to God comes before obedience to men. From this principle to the vision and to the mission. Many times, we don’t come to this principle, neither to this vision nor to the mission because we miss the fundamental experience of God’s power in our life. We miss the real experience of God’s action in our life. Let’s reflect: Do I recognize the power of God’s action in my life to make the mission out of the phrase of St. Peter: Obedience to God comes before obedience to men?