Did you ever notice that one of the disciples primary tasks was healing? Today in the Gospel Jesus commissions his followers to go out and proclaim the Gospel (not yet written) to every creature. In the First Reading, Peter and John have been detained because they have cured a man. They refuse to stop because they must do God’s will. These are two tasks given to each Christian: proclaiming the Good News and healing.
I was thinking about something I read recently about trees that grow in the desert that are planted by streams are the ones that survive because their roots have access to the water. Each of us have access to healing waters too–through prayers, worship, Bible studies, and the such. We must be like those roots in the desert and constantly seek out the waters that will bring life to us. This will then allow us to share the Gospel with joy and love.
Go therefore and seek out waters that will refresh your soul. Drink deeply and then rejoice with others who need to hear your story.