The Acts of the Apostle were written by the Gospel writer Luke as a continuation of his gospel. They contain the story of the early church immediately following Jesus' resurrection and ascension. The first chapter tells the story of Jesus' small band of followers, only numbering 120, receiving their commission from Christ himself, before He ascends into heaven. The followers are called to be Christ witnesses "in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (vs. 8) Although commissioned, they have been told to wait for the Holy Spirit to come upon them before they act to fulfill their call. The chapter ends with the casting of lots to determine who will take Judas Iscariot's place as the twelfth apostle. The lot falls to Matthias.
Where have you encountered the risen Christ today in the words of Holy Scripture?