Nothing More Important Than the Word of Eternal Life (Sun. May 9)

The word of the day is “word.”  What is the main thing?  Often what is most important gets lost in the swirl of things that are less significant.  Today in our reading of Acts 5:12-20, we find that “many signs and wonders” are taking place as the believers meet in the temple (Acts 5:12).  Yet, what was the point?  Luke, the writer of Acts, records that the angel instructed the apostles about the main thing when he released them from prison.  The angel said, “Go, stand in the temple, and speak to the people all the words of this life” (OSB 5:20).  The important thing was not the spectacular miracles taking place and not even the healings of sick and…