Following a pattern found in many other biblical "departures," Luke uses Jesus' ascension as an occasion for the Master to give final instructions to his disciples. Jesus is specific in what he expects of them. "You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon... more
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We know from Paul's letters that things weren't always as peaceful and well-ordered in the early Christian communities as Luke implies in his Acts of the Apostles. Thankfully today's first reading gives us a hint that everything wasn't always copasetic, even in Acts... more
We frequently forget the authors of the Christian Scriptures based their narratives and quotes of Jesus on something other than what they actually saw the historical Jesus do or heard him say. None of them had ever come into contact with the carpenter from Nazareth... more