Apr. 15: Tuesday of the Fourth Week of Easter

Jean le Tavernier, St. Barnabas, Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, 1450-60

Readings for Mass

First Reading: Acts 11:19-26
Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 87:1-3, 4-5, 6-7
Gospel: John 10:22-30

For Barnabas was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And a great many people were brought to the Lord (NRSV, Acts 11:24).

Let us pray.

Father, your life is mediated to us through the Word who dwells within every human being. All of us are called to participate in that mediation by sharing our lives with our sisters and brothers.

Barnabas went to Antioch proclaiming the good news of Jesus’ resurrection and many were moved openly to accept the Lord because they saw in Barnabas a man who was himself full of the Holy Spirit and of faith.

May we lead lives responsive to the gift of the Holy Spirit offered through the Word to all of us so that others will see your good works, Father, before their very eyes and thus come openly to proclaim their faith in you.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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