The Council of Jerusalem takes place to determine if the Gentiles who are becoming believers in Christ must adopt Jewish practice. This debate is intense and challenges the early Church, yet it inspires us to recognize that conflicts are part of life and must be embraced if we are to find a path forward in faith.
The relationship between the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit is a communion of love which speaks to our hearts in the aftermath of these last 15 months. In our moments of isolation, tension and stress, may we turn to the Holy Trinity for the grace we need to foster unity in our hearts and with one another.
Like Jeremiah and Jesus, we experience times in life that are filled with tension and difficulty. Yet following the example of St. Paul, we face these challenging moments with God’s grace as we embrace and live the love of Christ each and every day.