You entered the house of the uncircumcised
and ate with them. (Acts 11:3)
We want to hang with our friends. People who are safe, people like us. Peter was no different, and Jewish kosher laws kept him away from undesirables, from socializing and eating with Gentiles. But God gave him another vision, sent him to a Gentile house to break bread and open the Word of God with them.
Pope Francis calls us to accompany the marginalized, the Gentiles of our day. To walk with them as equals, to share table and open hearts with them. It’s difficult, and our desire is usually to stay with safe people we know, people of our social class. Christ calls us to be like Peter, to find God in places we would not usually go.
-Fr. Keith Branson CPPS(KC)
This reflection comes from the Easter Reflections, prepared by the Precious Blood Family of communities:
Adorers of the Blood of Christ (US Region)
Missionaries of the Precious Blood (Atlantic, Cincinnati & Kansas City Provinces)
Sisters of the Most Precious Blood (O’Fallon, MO)
Sisters of the Precious Blood (Dayton, OH)
Sisters of Saint Mary of Oregon
Easter Reflections is available for printing here.