6th Sunday of Easter 2014

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Gospel Reflection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter Year A – May 25th 2014

Full scripture for this Sunday is available on the Catholic Ireland website. Daily Scripture is also available. Our parish Prayers of the Faithful for this Sunday are made available on the Dublin Diocesan website.


SCRIPTURE

Jesus said to his disciples

If you love me you will keep my commandments.
I shall ask the Father,
and he will give you another Advocate
to be with you for ever,
that Spirit of truth
whom the world can never receive
since it neither sees nor knows him;
but you know him,
because he is with you, he is in you.
I will not leave you orphans;
I will come back to you.
In a short time the world will no longer see me;
but you will see me,
because I live and you will live.
On that day you will understand
that I am in my Father
and you in me and I in you.
Anybody who receives my commandments
and keeps them will be one who loves me;
and anybody who loves me
will be loved by my Father,
and I shall love him and show myself to him.’

John 14:15-21


REFLECTION

St Teresa’s prayer is popular – Christ has no body now but yours,no hands, no feet on earth but yours.

helping handsYours are the eyes through which he looks, with compassion on this world.
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good.
Yours are the hands with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet, you are his eyes, you are his body.
Christ has no body now but yours, no hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes through which he looks, with compassion on this world.

Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

Christ Alive
Jesus speaks in the gospel about being still alive even after his death. Mostly we find Jesus alive in the love of others. There is an energy of love which is connected to the energy of God, for God is love. There are times we find God close to us in prayer; but where we sense him alive mostly is in the ordinary and extraordinary loves of every day, in marriage, family, friendship and care for others.

Many of us do not realise that in this way we have been Christ-bearers. In listening to another, in care of all sorts, in putting ourselves out for the other, in working for justice and for peace the Spirit of God is alive and people are touched by God’s love through the co-operation of ordinary men and women.

Lord, make our love cheerful and kind. Let us know always that human love reflects your love.

Donal Neary SJ

 

 

One thought on “6th Sunday of Easter 2014

    edward de mesa said:
    May 28, 2014 at 12:46 pm

    Thank you so much & godbless

    On Thursday, May 22, 2014, Gospel Reflection wrote:

    > Gardiner Street Parish posted: “Gospel Reflection for the Sixth Sunday > of Easter Year A – May 25th 2014 Full scripture for this Sunday is > available on the Catholic Ireland website. Daily Scripture is also > available. Our parish Prayers of the Faithful for this Sunday are made > available “

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