Fr Peter reminds us that, like the apostles in today’s first reading, we are commanded to “obey God rather than men.” We, too, are called to speak out against injustice and corruption. We, too, are called to care for the poor and the needy. For we, too, have received God’s gift of the Spirit.
[The high priest said to the Apostles:] “We gave you strict orders did we not, to stop teaching in that name. Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching.”
[God] does not ration his gift of the Spirit.