Connection to the past

Following the Resurrection of Jesus, we are presented with St Peter’s speech to the men and women of Jerusalem. In his speech St Peter’s begins to connect the dots of the salvation line back to David and the Psalms. Here is his speech: “My brothers, one can confidently say to you about the patriarch David that he died and was buried, and his tomb is in our midst to this day. But since he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants upon his throne, he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that neither was he abandoned to the netherworld nor did his flesh see corruption. God raised this Jesus; of this we are all witnesses. Exalted at the right hand of God, he poured forth the promise of the Holy Spirit that he received from the Father, as you both see and hear.” 

When one reads such a speech, one begins to understand better the power of the Holy Spirit, who helped St Peter, once a fisherman, understand the events of the Calvary. A role which is at the very heart of the Church’s mission.


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