Gospel

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

Abiding Presence of God The Gospel passage reminds us that the Holy Spirit, abiding within us, is our teacher and the source of all peace. The passage offers a vision of hope. Jesus promises his followers that the Holy Spirit will come and instruct them in everything they need to know. All the readings show us the effects of the …

love

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

Love-Shown in Service and Sacrifice As we all we know, John’s Gospel does not include an institution of the Eucharist narrative; instead, Jesus washes his disciples’ feet. Immediately after, Jesus predicts his betrayal by Judas. Today’s Gospel follows that prediction. It can be read as a continuing explanation of Jesus’ act of washing his disciples’ feet. It begins with the …

good shepherd

Fourth Sunday of Easter

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

Recognising God’s Voice The fourth Sunday of Easter is also called Good Shepherd Sunday. We may be less familiar with the metaphors of sheep and shepherd than those to whom Jesus spoke. The image of Jesus as Good Shepherd and the community of followers as his sheep has endured over the centuries as a primary image in our faith tradition. …

Gospel

Third Sunday of Easter

Christ The King Sunday Reflection

“Feed my lambs . . . Tend my sheep . . . Feed my sheep.” Today’s Gospel tells the post-Resurrection story of Jesus who goes in search of His band of disappointed and dejected disciples. The incident proves that Jesus’ post-Resurrection appearances were not mere hallucinations. In the first part of today’s Gospel, the risen Jesus appears to His disciples …