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Sunday 5th May, 2013
6th Sunday of Easter. W. Acts 15:1‑2, 22-29. O God, let all the nations praise you! Ps 66(67):2-3, 5-6, 8. Apocalypse 21:10-14, 22-23. John 14:23-29. [Bl Edmund Rice]

  
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‘Let not your hearts be troubled.’

Both the first reading and the gospel today deal with the struggles of the new followers of Christ. His way was different to traditional Judaism and these followers were confused and rattled. There was so much they did not understand. But in both these readings there are simple instructions.

In Acts, the people are told that no greater burden is laid on them than ‘these necessary things’. In John, Jesus says to his followers, ‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you: not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled.’

Both these readings are a reassurance and a reminder not to allow our faith and lives to become too complicated. So much of Jesus’ teaching was helping people find clarity. Let us seek that today.

 

 

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