Both readings today present us with things for us to ponder. Three sentences from the first reading that catches our attention, are these.
“The author of life you put to death.”
“Repent . . that the Lord may grant you times of refreshment . . . until the times of universal restoration.”
“God has raised up his servant and sent him to bless you by turning each of you from your evil ways.”
The risen Christ always greeted his followers by saying, “Peace be with you.”