“The high priest rose up and all his companions,
that is, the party of the Sadducees,
and, filled with jealousy,
laid hands upon the Apostles and put them in the public jail.
But during the night, the angel of the Lord opened the doors of the prison,
led them out, and said,
“Go and take your place in the temple area,
and tell the people everything about this life.”
When they heard this,
they went to the temple early in the morning and taught.
When the high priest and his companions arrived,
they convened the Sanhedrin,
the full senate of the children of Israel,
and sent to the jail to have them brought in.
But the court officers who went did not find them in the prison,
so they came back and reported,
“We found the jail securely locked
and the guards stationed outside the doors,
but when we opened them, we found no one inside.”
When the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests heard this report,
they were at a loss about them,
as to what this would come to.
Then someone came in and reported to them,
“The men whom you put in prison are in the temple area
and are teaching the people.”
Then the captain and the court officers went and brought them,
but without force,
because they were afraid of being stoned by the people.” Acts 5:17-26
Too many times we see where people of faith, or a certain faith are suppressed, for one reason or another. Our beliefs are sometimes trampled on because of the possibility of offending someone. It is not that I want everyone to agree with everything that I say, or that I expect every person reading this to convert to Catholicism. I pray that they follow my journey, maybe ask questions, and see what grand things that Jesus has brought into my life, the many blessings that being a Christian can help facilitate.
This passage just shows that the message still needs to be given, even when it is considered unpopular, or out of touch with society. I have witnessed with my eyes, and felt the comfort of my God. If it wasn’t for my belief in Him, my life would be so much different, and I possibly would not be here writing this right now. I see no reason why the word of God should not be shared. If you are offended, I am sorry, and I pray you will find the same joy that I have, no matter the source. I can only write what I have been witness to.