09May 9th May. Saturday in Week 5 of Easter

Getting on with the work

Adversity played big part in Paul's apostolate; and perhaps in ours too. Local conditions threw road-blocks in Paul's way keeping him from preaching as he had intended; and St Luke offers this explanation, "They were prevented by the Holy Spirit from preaching the message." This allows that even human intrigues, jealousy and misunderstanding such as later happened to Paul in Corinth, can be part of God's providential plan for apostolic workers.