Blunt and dismissive

The people who love Jesus don’t know what to think about the Resurrection. But it’s not just them. The people who killed Jesus don’t know what to think about what they’re hearing.

Usually, when you kill someone by public torture, that's pretty much the last you hear from them. 

In the verses leading up to Sunday’s first reading, Peter and John go to the Temple to pray.  When a man who was lame asks them for help, instead of giving him money, they heal him.  That miracle quickly draws a crowd. 

Peter lets them know that God did the healing (not him). Then Peter turns on the crowd. He blames them for Jesus' death.

Peter is blunt. And dismissive. Peter tells them all of their efforts were for nothing. That Jesus is risen from the dead. 

It’s like the wind up to an "in-your-face" moment. 

More on this tomorrow.

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