Fifth Sunday of Easter

14th May 2017

We have more about the early church in the first reading (Acts 6:1-7).  There arose the need for the beginnings of some structure because of the increase ad diversity of new followers.  We note that the the chief aim was to serve the people and that it was approved of by them.

Secondly we have more from Peter’s supposedly sermon to newly baptised Christians (1 Peter 2:4-9).  Individuals will be proud of themselves at this time but the community is important – indeed is holy, priestly and there to serve God’s purpose.

The gospel (John 14:1-12) is mostly about the unity of Jesus with God the Father; if you know Him you know the Father.  But it ends with the exhortation to live the sort of life Jesus ha been living – “whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing.”

There is more about these readings here.

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