Acts of the Apostles of Jesus Christ– 25When Peter was about to enter the house, Cornelius went out to meet him, fell at his feet and fell down. 26But Peter raised him up, saying, “Get up. I am also just a man ”. 34Then Peter took the floor and said: “In fact, I understand that God does not distinguish between people. 35On the contrary, he accepts those who fear him and practices justice, regardless of the nation to which he belongs ”. 44Peter was still speaking when the Holy Spirit descended on all who heard the word. 45The faithful of Jewish origin, who had come with Peter, were amazed that the gift of the Holy Spirit was also poured out on the pagans. 46For they heard them speak and praise the greatness of God in strange tongues. Then Peter said: 47 “Can we, by any chance, deny the water of baptism to these people who have received, like us, the Holy Spirit?” 48And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. They asked Peter to stay with them for a few days. Written by the apostle John: Dear friends, 7 we love one another, because love comes from God, and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love has not come to know God, for God is love. 9 This is how the love of God was manifested among us: God sent his only Son into the world, so that we may have life through him. 10This is what love is all about: it is not we who love God, but it is he who loved us and sent his Son as a victim of reparation for our sins. At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: 9 “As my Father loved me, so I also loved you. Remain in my love. 10If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and remain in his love. 11I told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be full. 12 This is my commandment: love one another, just as I have loved you. 13 No one has greater love than he who gives his life for his friends. 14You are my friends if you do what I command you. 15 I no longer call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing. I call you friends, because I have made known to you all that I have heard from my Father. 16 It was not you who chose me, but it was I who chose you and appointed you to go and to bear fruit, and your fruit should remain. Whatever you ask the Father in my name, he will grant it to you. 17 This is what I command you: love one another ”. Words of eternal life. Glory to the Lord our God.
Bem-aventurados os mansos, porque eles herdarão a terra; Bem-aventurados os que têm fome e sede de justiça, porque eles serão fartos; Bem-aventurados os misericordiosos, porque eles alcançarão misericórdia; Bem-aventurados os limpos de coração, porque eles verão a Deus; Bem-aventurados os pacificadores, porque eles serão chamados filhos de Deus; Bem-aventurados os que sofrem perseguição por causa da justiça, porque deles é o reino dos céus; Bem-aventurados sois vós, quando vos injuriarem e perseguirem e, mentindo, disserem todo o mal contra vós por minha causa.(Mt.5)