Acts 17.22-31 — Psalm 66.7-18 — I Peter 3.13-22 — St John 14.15-21
Introduction to the Readings
In our first reading from Acts the Apostle Paul greets the people of Athens, the Athenians, and he proclaims to them the Creator of all. Whom they know as an “unknown god.”
Psalm 66 is a song of thanksgiving. It is also a Psalm that acknowledges that “bad things happen to good people.” But the Psalmist affirms what God has done.
From First Peter we are encouraged to do right – even when we may suffer for doing right.
In the Gospel the Lord implores those who love him to keep his commandments.