Friday in the Octave of Easter: Are you ready for what’s coming?

Saint Peter responds to his accusers, from the Epistle for Friday within the Octave of Easter, OF (Acts 4:8-12):

“Leaders of the people and elders:
If we are being examined today
about a good deed done to a cripple,
namely, by what means he was saved,
then all of you and all the people of Israel should know
that it was in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean
whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead;
in his name this man stands before you healed.
He is the stone rejected by you, the builders,
which has become the cornerstone.

There is no salvation through anyone else,
nor is there any other name under heaven
given to the human race by which we are to be saved.”

The context is that Peter and John are healing, and preaching the Word.  Preaching Objective Truth.  They are arrested.  The next day they are brought in front of the authorities.  Instead of trying to get along to get along, Peter gives them a huge FU.

Pray that you and I will give similar testimony when on trial for proclaiming the Truth in the not too distant future.  The stone which has been utterly rejected, is in fact the cornerstone.  This is the ultimate Objective Truth of the universe for which we will be oppressed.

Because, if you know that participating in an immoral ceremony is objectively wrong, you will be prosecuted, and then fined into bankruptcy HERE

Because, if you know that men with manparts are actually men, and that allowing men with manparts into the ladies room poses a needless risk to ladies, you are a bigot and a hater HERE

Because, in enlightened western society, if your adulterous husband has ways and means, the state will mandate your torturous starvation and death HERE

The Way of the Cross isn’t pretty, but the outcome is pretty glorious.  Just be clear about one thing:  If you hold fast during your time of trial, your glory is not of this world.  In this world, your name will be utterly disgraced.  Those you leave behind, even those closest to you, will despise you.  “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12

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