Fourth Sunday of Easter

[Excerpted from the May/June 2017 issue; by Barbara Shanahan, an alumna of CTU, who has led the Buffalo, New York, Catholic Bible Studies Program since 1992]

The faith of the early church took shape gradually. Early Christians wrestled with understanding who Jesus was in ways that we do not. To find meaning, they looked to the tradition of the past. The passage from the Acts of the Apostles is the conclusion of Peter’s Pentecost speech. In it, we find a simple statement of belief: “. . . God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified.”