6th Sunday of Easter 2017

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Gospel Reflection for 6th Sunday of Easter Year A – May 21st 2017

Full scripture for this Sunday  is available on our parish website. Daily Scripture is also available.


SCRIPTURE

John 14:15-21


REFLECTION

No Body Now but Yours

St Teresa’s prayer is popular in this adaptation-

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.
Yours are the
feet with which he walks to do well.
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. Other times we find God close to us in prayer; but where we can 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.

Pray a litany to some favourite saints.

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

Donal Neary SJ

Fr Donal Neary SJ is editor of the Sacred Heart Messenger

www.messenger.ie
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2 thoughts on “6th Sunday of Easter 2017

    msvo31@aol.com said:
    May 22, 2017 at 2:26 am

    ” Refleciton” often arrived late on Sunday…I received mine this evening..21st.. I like to reflect on it in prep . for my homily. mike

    Donal Neary said:
    May 22, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Thanks and glad you find them helpful. i can send one by email earlier – send me your address to dneary@messenger.ie and it will go to you. Blessings. Donal.

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