A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The police could do nothing

In today’s first reading (Acts 5:17-26), the authorities use police power in an attempt to stop the spread of the Gospel.

The attempt is spectacularly unsuccessful: an angel of the Lord springs the Apostles from jail and the people rally around them.

In today’s world, cultural elites and sometimes even governments often try to impede the dissemination of the Christian faith or even the right of Christians to express their opinions or to do good deeds.

We cannot let the forces of suppression and censorship succeed.

We cannot give in to the totalitarianism of political correctness.

No matter what opposition we may face,
we must be faithful, in what we do and in what we say,
to the truth and to the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.