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Acts 17:6-7 These people who have been turning the world upside down have come here also….They are all acting contrary to the decrees of the emperor, saying that there is another king named Jesus.
Today’s readings are full of difficult people who upset the rulers and the status quo. Paul and Silas anger the Jews in Thessalonica; Jesus, nearing the end of his ministry, has to hide from authorities who refuse to believe in him. What “these people” did truly mattered.
My first small attempt to turn the world upside down cost me only some free time and accomplished little. Jesus died for our salvation and his disciples gave their lives to build his church and transform the world. Christians today are still dying for their faith. Great things come at a great price.
Today the Church remembers Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury, 690.