This passage is taken from St. Luke’s account of the disciples’ trial before the Sanhedrin.
The Sadducees, filled with envy, imprisoned them. But the Lord rescued the apostles and sent His angels to bring them out of the darkness and solitude of their prison cells. They were led by the angels, and with this they were instructed to “Go …, and tell the people everything about this life.” (Acts 5:20)
It was the Lord that brought us to the recognition of our past sins, and it was He who opened up our minds to the possibility of a life in Him.
We are living the Lord’s will as we allow Him to shape us through the community’s encounters and renewal programs. The Lord has the power to save; do you believe that? By the words and actions of the people and circumstances that He puts in our lives, we are slowly being transformed. Without our knowing it, we are molded and changed to become the Lord’s living stones. By the humility that has been planted by the Holy Spirit in our hearts, we are becoming people who bring Jesus to others.
“…and, like living stones, let yourselves be built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” (1 Pt 2:5)
With this realization comes a calling. It compels us to take our places at the temple, and “tell the people everything about this life” (Acts 5:20), this life that we do not deserve, but which has been given to us out of LOVE. By our baptism, we are compelled to witness to others about the beauty of a life in Jesus. What are you waiting for? Go out and tell the world!