Today's first reading, Acts 2:36-41, is a dramatic account of the power Jesus has after his resurrection. In this passage, we see Peter boldly announce to Jews and Gentiles the risen Lord and the need to repent.
By the end of the passage, we are told that three thousand people were baptised. That's a hefty number in any day and age.
Now we have to remember that Peter, on Good Friday, had just denied Jesus three times. He must have been so overwhelmed when he heard the cock crow and see the eyes of Jesus on him bringing back the statement that he would deny Jesus three times before the cock crowed.
Now we see Peter boldly announcing the resurrected Jesus. The power of the Holy Spirit had touched him in such a way that he was willing to sacrifice everything he had to proclaim the love of Jesus to all.
It is a story that warms one's heart but we need to take it deeper. How have we expressed Jesus' love in our lives to others? Have we shared what the resurrection of Jesus means to those around us?
Yes, it might be difficult and a little unnerving, but this is where we need to depend on the Holy Spirit to guide our words and actions. Have you seen the beauty of daffodils blooming lately? Well, it's God's creative hand that makes it so - remember to marvel at God's wonder surrounding you and share it with those near by.