Sunday 26 May 2019
6TH SUNDAY OF EASTER.
Acts 15:1-2, 22-29. Psalm 66(67):2-3, 5-6, 8. Apocalypse 21:10-14, 22-23. John 14:23-29.
O God, let all the nations praise you! – Psalm 66(67):2-3, 5-6, 8.
‘Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.’
How do we live righteously when people being avaricious, egocentric and aggressive seem to gain advancement in this world? Living a life right with God, neighbours, and the earth (Laudato Si’) can lead to us being taken for a fool. Our readings today remind us that if we notice the movement of the Holy Spirit, we will be given cause to know how to respond to every circumstance. We will know the care of God by the peace that will be given to us, a peace not of this world.
We attain divine peace by listening to the Holy Spirit at work in our lives. By loving and attending to the Word we open ourselves up to the wisdom of God. By discerning how God is speaking to us through the church, we become more available for mission in the world.