Readings & Reflection Questions

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           SUNDAY READINGS

The Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 14 (Cycle A)

The Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 21 (Cycle A)

First Reading: Acts 6:1-7
Second Reading: 1 Pt. 2:4-9
Gospel: Jn. 14:1-12
First Reading: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17
Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:15-18
Gospel: John 14:15-21
The central verse of this Gospel, when Jesus identifies himself as “the way, the truth, and the life,” reveals Jesus not only as the “way” to the Father, but as the revelation of the Father.  In his humanity, he reveals what God is like.  Jesus’ kindness, his compassion, his concern for the poor, his forgiveness of sinners help us to know the Father.

In the Gospel reading today, Jesus assures his disciples that he will not leave them abandoned, defenseless orphans.  He will continue to be with them but in a new way, namely through the presence of the Holy Spirit. 

 

Connection To Life:

Connection To Life:

Reflect on a time you asked God to “show me.” What was God’s response?  

How do you answer God’s command to “show” Him to others in your life? 

What specifically can you do to bring the love of the Lord to someone this week?

Describe a time when you felt left out, orphaned or abandoned.  

Relate an example in which an act of loving service brought about healing, excitement or rejoicing.  

What signs help you to truly recognize God’s presence?

 

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