8 May 2016
For 8 May 2016, 7th Sunday of Easter, based on Acts 7:55-60
Stephen, filled with the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at Godâ€™s right hand. â€œLook,â€ he said, â€œI see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!â€ But they covered their ears, and with a loud shout all rushed together against him. Then they dragged him out of the city and began to stone him; and the witnesses laid their coats at the feet of a young man named Saul. While they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, â€œLord Jesus, receive my spirit.â€ Then he knelt down and cried out in a loud voice, â€œLord, do not hold this sin against them.â€ When he had said this, he died.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.