Our readings today continue to reflect the wonderful mystery of the resurrection
How wonderful it must have been to be in Antioch to hear the message of resurrection.
And for those listening to Paul and Barnabas, as we hear in our first reading, it wasn’t just a story for them
It was something they were invited to be part of.
They were often shunned by the ancient jewish people because they didn’t have cultural jewish lineage.
But this new “way” taught by these two disciples of the Risen One, made them equal sharers in eternal life
That was a big deal.
That meant they could worship God in heaven as we hear about in our reading from Revelation
But it also meant that the consoling words of Christ we hear in today’s Gospel were not just meant for His fellow Jews, they were meant for all who believe