In these days, we are listening at Mass to the very early speeches in the Acts of the Apostles. Here is part of today’s reading: Peter said, ‘Be it known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by him this man is standing before you well. This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, but which has become the head of the corner. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved. … we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard’.

This sunset, a photograph taken recently right here in Kingstanding, recalls for us the wonder and mystery of Easter night: the light shining in the darkness of our hearts to bring new life, to bring faith, to bring hope, to bring love.

May we also be unafraid to ‘speak of what we have seen and heard’, and may God bless you.