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Tuesday of the Third Week of Easter

The first reading is about the martyrdom of St. Stephen, the first martyr of the early Church. Stephen boldly reproves the Pharisees and then has a vision of God. The Pharisees are so angry that they stone him to death. What is remarkable in this reading is that Stephen forgives his executioners and then” falls […]

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Thursday of the Second Week of Easter

It is difficult to accept that the Peter we know in the Gospels is the same Peter in today’s first reading who now flouts the same people who had condemned Jesus to death. In comparing the Peter before Pentecost with the Peter after the ancestry of the Holy spirit, we realize what the Holy spirit […]