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Acts of the Apostles, Missionary Zeal and Modern Times

Early Dissent in the Church and Peter's Intervention

Today's Lectionary Readings


Today we hear in Acts about the early disciples confronting Peter for not observing Jewish dietary practices and associating with Gentiles. Already a controversy arises about the very requirements for Christian discipleship. Jesus left no detailed instructions, but under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, the early church, with the leadership of St. Peter was able to discern the path the church should take.

In any controversy which confronts us can be handled with prayer, penance and the guidance of the Holy Spirit: then and now.