“So it was written: the Messiah had to suffer, and on the third day rise from the dead. Then repentance and forgiveness in his name would be proclaimed to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. And that is why I will send you what my Father promised. So remain in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
Jesus led them almost as far as Bethany; then he lifted up his hands and blessed them. And as he blessed them, he withdrew, and was taken to heaven. They worshiped him, and then returned to Jerusalem full of joy; and they were continually in the temple, praising God.
READ: Is it now that you will restore the Kingdom of Israel?
REFLECT: After following Jesus during three years, the apostles are still dreaming of political power. But Jesus is not interested in any form of power, except the power of love.
PRAY: Let us ask the Spirit to change us as he changed the power-hungry apostles at one stroke.
ACT: Let us examine the way we exercise our power over others in our various social roles. Do we try to dominate or do we endeavor to serve?
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