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PALAVRA DO DIA

08/04/2021

LEITURA DO DIA

Leitura dos Atos dos Apóstolos (At 3,11-26)

Naqueles dias, como o paralítico não deixava mais Pedro e João, todo o povo, assombrado, foi correndo para junto deles, no chamado “Pórtico de Salomão”.

Ao ver isso, Pedro dirigiu-se ao povo: “Israelitas, por que vos espantais com o que aconteceu? Por que ficais olhando para nós, como se tivéssemos feito este homem andar com nosso próprio poder ou piedade? O Deus de Abraão, de Isaac, de Jacó, o Deus de nossos antepassados glorificou o seu servo Jesus. Vós o entregastes e o rejeitastes diante de Pilatos, que estava decidido a soltá-lo.

Vós rejeitastes o Santo e o Justo, e pedistes a libertação para um assassino. Vós matastes o autor da vida, mas Deus o ressuscitou dos mortos, e disso nós somos testemunhas. Graças à fé no nome de Jesus, este Nome acaba de fortalecer este homem que vedes e reconheceis. A fé que vem por meio de Jesus lhe deu perfeita saúde na presença de todos vós.

E agora, meus irmãos, eu sei que vós agistes por ignorância, assim como vossos chefes. Deus, porém, cumpriu desse modo o que havia anunciado pela boca de todos os profetas: que o seu Cristo haveria de sofrer. Arrependei-vos, portanto, e convertei-vos, para que vossos pecados sejam perdoados. Assim podereis alcançar o tempo do repouso que vem do Senhor. E ele enviará Jesus, o Cristo, que vos foi destinado.

No entanto, é necessário que o céu o receba, até que se cumpra o tempo da restauração de todas as coisas, conforme disse Deus, nos tempos passados, pela boca de seus santos profetas. Com efeito, Moisés afirmou: ‘O Senhor Deus fará surgir, entre vossos irmãos, um profeta como eu. Escutai tudo o que ele vos disser. Quem não der ouvidos a esse profeta, será eliminado do meio do povo’.

E todos os profetas que falaram, desde Samuel e seus sucessores, também eles anunciaram estes dias. Vós sois filhos dos profetas e da aliança, que Deus fez com vossos pais, quando disse a Abraão: ‘Através da tua descendência serão abençoadas todas as famílias da terra’. Após ter ressuscitado o seu servo, Deus o enviou em primeiro lugar a vós, para vos abençoar, na medida em que cada um se converta de suas maldades”.

EVANGELHO DO DIA

Proclamação do Evangelho de Jesus Cristo segundo Lucas (Lc 24,35-48)

Naquele tempo, os discípulos contaram o que tinha acontecido no caminho, e como tinham reconhecido Jesus ao partir o pão. Ainda estavam falando, quando o próprio Jesus apareceu no meio deles e lhes disse: “A paz esteja convosco!”

Eles ficaram assustados e cheios de medo, pensando que estavam vendo um fantasma. Mas Jesus disse: “Por que estais preocupados, e por que tendes dúvidas no coração? Vede minhas mãos e meus pés: sou eu mesmo! Tocai em mim e vede! Um fantasma não tem carne, nem ossos, como estais vendo que eu tenho”.

E dizendo isso, Jesus mostrou-lhes as mãos e os pés. Mas eles ainda não podiam acreditar, porque estavam muito alegres e surpresos. Então Jesus disse: “Tendes aqui alguma coisa para comer?” Deram-lhe um pedaço de peixe assado. Ele o tomou e comeu diante deles. Depois disse-lhes: “São estas as coisas que vos falei quando ainda estava convosco: era preciso que se cumprisse tudo o que está escrito sobre mim na Lei de Moisés, nos Profetas e nos Salmos”.

Então Jesus abriu a inteligência dos discípulos para entenderem as Escrituras, e lhes disse: “Assim está escrito: o Cristo sofrerá e ressuscitará dos mortos ao terceiro dia e no seu nome, serão anunciados a conversão e o perdão dos pecados a todas as nações, começando por Jerusalém. Vós sereis testemunhas de tudo isso”.

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WORD OF THE DAY

08/04/2021

READING OF THE DAY

A reading from the Book of the Acts of the Apostles
Acts 3:11-26

As the crippled man who had been cured clung to Peter and John,
all the people hurried in amazement toward them
in the portico called “Solomon’s Portico.”
When Peter saw this, he addressed the people,
“You children of Israel, why are you amazed at this,
and why do you look so intently at us
as if we had made him walk by our own power or piety?
The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,
the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus
whom you handed over and denied in Pilate’s presence,
when he had decided to release him.
You denied the Holy and Righteous One
and asked that a murderer be released to you.
The author of life you put to death,
but God raised him from the dead; of this we are witnesses.
And by faith in his name,
this man, whom you see and know, his name has made strong,
and the faith that comes through it
has given him this perfect health,
in the presence of all of you.
Now I know, brothers and sisters,
that you acted out of ignorance, just as your leaders did;
but God has thus brought to fulfillment
what he had announced beforehand
through the mouth of all the prophets,
that his Christ would suffer.
Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away,
and that the Lord may grant you times of refreshment
and send you the Christ already appointed for you, Jesus,
whom heaven must receive until the times of universal restoration
of which God spoke through the mouth
of his holy prophets from of old.
For Moses said:

A prophet like me will the Lord, your God, raise up for you
from among your own kin;
to him you shall listen in all that he may say to you.
Everyone who does not listen to that prophet
will be cut off from the people.

“Moreover, all the prophets who spoke,
from Samuel and those afterwards, also announced these days.
You are the children of the prophets
and of the covenant that God made with your ancestors
when he said to Abraham,
In your offspring all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
For you first, God raised up his servant and sent him to bless you
by turning each of you from your evil ways.”

GOSPEL OF THE DAY

From the Gospel according to Luke
Lk 24:35-48

The disciples of Jesus recounted what had taken place along the way,
and how they had come to recognize him in the breaking of bread.

While they were still speaking about this,
he stood in their midst and said to them,
“Peace be with you.”
But they were startled and terrified
and thought that they were seeing a ghost.
Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled?
And why do questions arise in your hearts?
Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself.
Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones
as you can see I have.”
And as he said this,
he showed them his hands and his feet.
While they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed,
he asked them, “Have you anything here to eat?”
They gave him a piece of baked fish;
he took it and ate it in front of them.

He said to them,
“These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you,
that everything written about me in the law of Moses
and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.”
Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.
And he said to them,
“Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer
and rise from the dead on the third day
and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins,
would be preached in his name
to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
You are witnesses of these things.”

WORDS OF THE HOLY FATHER
Let us ask the Lord that he might do with us what he did with his disciples who were afraid because of joy: that he might open our minds: “Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures”. That he might open our minds and that he might make us understand that he is a living being, that he has a body, that he is with us and that he accompanies us and that he has conquered. Let us ask the Lord the grace not to be afraid because of joy. (Homily, Santa Marta, 24 April 2014)

SAINT OF THE DAY

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 08 April

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.

ST. DIONYSIUS, BISHOP OF CORINTH

Endowed with an admirable knowledge of the Word of God and great eloquence, he became bishop of his city, Corinth. He believed in the primacy of the Church of Rome although in the 2nd century it was not yet established, as evidenced by eight of his letters addressed to as many local churches.