Convenient Ignorance – Good News for April 26

26 04 2009

Acts 3:13-15

Peter said to the people, “The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus, whom you handed over and denied in Pilate’s presence when he had decided to release him. You denied the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. The author of life you put to death but God raised him from the dead; of this we are witnesses.

Now I know, brothers, that you acted out of ignorance, just as your leaders did; but God has thus brought to fulfillment what he had announced beforehand through the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer. Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away.”

The Daily Path: For years I allowed myself to live in intentional ignorance of the truth. It wasn’t convenient for me to open myself up to God. Religion wasn’t cool and I had to maintain my image as a hipster. I could find every excuse why I didn’t buy into the Catholic Church. As a matter of fact, the Church was my convenient excuse for perpetuating ignorance.

No friends, ignorance is not bliss. True bliss can only come from opening your mind and heart to God. Fortunately, I found some courage to remove a brick from the wall of ignorance and convenient untruth that I’d built up so high over many years. One brick enabled enough light to shine in, warm my heart and illuminate the truth.

Room to Chat: Lord, let your face shine on those who continue to hide from You.