Having our loins girded, therefore,
with faith and the performance of good works,
let us walk in His paths
by the guidance of the Gospel,
that we may deserve to see Him
who has called us to His kingdom.
The Lord ascends to the Father and the community of disciples grows in history, with the Spirit who blesses his actions with signs of communion.
Our action needs a root – the love of God that precedes us – and it must manifest itself in a fruit: our love for others.
«I am the vine, you are the branches». The revelation of Jesus includes in itself the true identity of the disciples. God’s name is our new name.
The sheep must learn whom to trust: not the most powerful, but the one who seems to succumb to the wolf and instead saves us in his love for him.
The Acts describe the communion of Christians, founded on faith. Thomas also comes to believe when he’s back with his brothers.