The wrath of God

In Sunday's first reading (Acts), when Peter calls the crowd out for the death of Jesus, it's not just a passing mention.  He reminds them that they demanded to have the "Holy and Righteous One" killed.  And when they had the chance to free Jesus, they asked for a murderer to be freed instead.  

They messed up.  Big time.  And Peter is subtle as a chainsaw in letting them know it. 

Just when you would expect him to call down the wrath of God upon them (or at least do some very colorful first century name-calling), Peter completely changes gears.  And what he says and does next is absolutely stunning. 

More on this tomorrow.