Saturday 23 May 2020

About Today Readings

Acts 18: 23-28. God is king of all the earth – Psalm 46(47):2-3, 8-10. John 16: 23-28.

‘Ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.’

In today’s Gospel Jesus speaks of his relationship with his Father. When he talks of coming and going he isn’t implying moving from one place to another. He is talking about being present to us in a different way. Through his death, Jesus consummates his humanity and enters most fully and deeply into the fabric of creation, where God dwells. Here is the heart of the Easter message.

By the grace of God in Jesus, creation is reinvested with its holiness. Ordinary and common things are shown to be holy things – bread and wine, water and earth, marriage and parenthood, career and vocation. Our living and our dying become good and holy, and the world in which we live, die and rise is the world in which God lives, dies and rises. Lord, for this we give thanks. Help us to enjoy life in your presence!

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