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Intimacy with God

THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ MAY 1, 2016 Today’s gospel reading is another section of Jesus’ Last Discourse at the Last Supper, as recorded in John’s Gospel.  And, as Jesus was talking with his own disciples, it helps us to think about our own relationship with the Lord. Are we close to him? Do […]

The Fifth Sunday of Easter ~ Love one another as I have loved you!

The Fifth Sunday of Easter “I give you a new commandment—Love one another as I have loved you.” The scene is the Last Supper . . . . When Judas had left them, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him . […]

Shepherd me, O God!

The Fourth Sunday of Easter ~ April 17, 2016 Good Shepherd Sunday Chances are each time we hear about the Good Shepherd, our minds conjure up a picture of Jesus in long flowing robes, carrying a staff and walking ahead of some sheep. I have always been fascinated about the way sheep are herded. They […]

Lord, You know that I Love You

Third Sunday of Easter ~ April 10, 2016 I’ll rely on our Scripture scholar-friend William Barclay for a commentary on today’s Gospel. It’s the third Resurrection appearance in the Gospel of John and it’s a charming story. Jesus fixes breakfast beside the seashore for his disciples at dawn. Lovely, don’t you think? The guys had […]

Peace be with You!

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER  (Divine Mercy Sunday) When Jesus appeared to the apostles after the resurrection, he would greet them with the words,“Peace be with you.” They were distressed and fearful, huddled together in the Upper Room behind locked doors. They were  sad and distraught that the One they had come to love had been […]