Bishop Thomas Gumbletonby Bishop Thomas Gumbleton
Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace

At the end of our first lesson today, St. Luke describes how that first Christian community lived and what was happening to them. He says, “The church was at peace and was built up throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria with eyes turned to God and the church lived, filled with comfort from the Holy Spirit.” In a couple of other places in the Acts of the Apostles, St. Luke describes how that early Christian community was at peace.

You may remember a couple of Sundays ago, Luke described how the community found that there was no one among them that was in any kind of need because they brought everything they had and shared it. They shared with one another whatever they had so that no one was in need and so they were living in great peace.

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