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Fourth Sunday of Easter

April 22, 2013

HOW TO CHANGE CULTURE

Our first reading today marks a cultural shift in early Christianity.  For centuries, the Jews have been told they would be a light to the nations; that all people would come to Jerusalem for instruction and salvation.

However, it took a while for these words to be truly realized.  In the early days, the Jews were (rightly so) skeptical of outsiders.

Among other reasons, this is why they had Jesus killed.  Yet, they remain to this day the chosen people.  God did not, nor has not revoked the covenant established with them.

As the story goes, the message of Salvation through Christ was received well by almost all of the Jews in Antioch; however, some refused it.  That refusal set in motion a culture change in the early Church.

CLICK HERE  for the readings for the the Fourth Sunday of Easter: (Acts 13:14, 43-52; Psalm 100; Revelation 7:9, 14-17; John 10:27-30)

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