The readings for the Easter season show us the impact of the Resurrection. It’s an impact that starts with the Resurrection itself on Easter Sunday. The first readings (Acts) after Easter chronicle that impact.
It starts off slowly and then starts to spread. Beginning with those closest to Jesus, it moves uncertainly, with the Resurrection impacting different people in different ways.
And when it finally comes into contact with people outside of that small group, suddenly it goes viral. People who never knew Jesus are being changed by the impact of the Resurrection. Sunday’s first reading shows us just how far that impact will spread.
And Sunday’s Gospel? It shows exactly what is at the heart of that impact.
Readings for Sunday: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/051015.cfm