The lectionary in the Easter season asks us to read from Acts as the first or second reading, so we are looking at the reading from Acts 9 for Easter 4 in Year C.
The raising of Tabitha comes at an important point in the narrative of Acts, as the focus begins to shift from Peter to Paul, and from proclamation to Jews to the Gentile mission. It tells us important things about discipleship and ministry according to Luke, with connections and continuity both with the ministry of Jesus and the ministry of God’s prophets in the Old Testament.
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