Luke (Acts 1)

Stephen said to the people, “You stiff-necked people. You always oppose the Holy Spirit.”

Stephen reminded the people about the Descent of the Holy Spirit and the words of the prophet Joel, “Says God, I will pour out my Spirit upon all mankind.” (Joel 3)

Lord God, young Stephen spoke the truth with the wisdom of the Spirit and it cost him his life. Give us his hope and tenacious courage.