Reflections for the Week ending Sunday May 13, 2018 Seventh of Easter
Gospel: Jn 17.6-19. This is the ‘High Priestly Prayer’ that the Lord Jesus prayed after the Last Supper just before being arrested and crucified. He prays for His disciples (and for us) for protection and sanctification as He prepares to depart this world. He says that believers belonged to the Father who gave them to […]
Reflections for the Week of Sunday, May 6, 2018 Sixth of Easter
Gospel: John 15.9-17. In this text Jesus tells us to love one another, and says that the Father has loved Him, and He has loved us. He says that we show our love for Him by obedience to His commands, and then in this love and obedience we find joy. He calls us friends and […]
Reflections for the Week Ending Sunday, April 29, 2018
Gospel: John 15.1-8 in which Jesus tells His disciples (and us) that to bear fruit believers must abide in Him as a branch abides in the vine. He identifies Himself as the vine and believers are the branches. Those who do not abide in Him (unbelievers) are cut off and discarded. Those who abide will […]
Reflections for the Week ending Sunday April 22, 2018 Fourth of Easter
Gospel: John 10.11-18 in which Jesus says He is the Good Shepherd…who lays down His life for the sheep in protecting them from harm. The sheep belong to the Shepherd who loves them and protects them and brings them safely home in the evening after pasturing them during the day. Let’s use this Scripture to […]