Devotional

For Your Reflection:

 
5th SUNDAY OF EASTER 
 
As we continue to celebrate the fifty days of Easter, today’s gospel includes Jesus’ promise that he goes to prepare a place for his followers in his Father’s house.  Our baptism commissions us to share Jesus’ mission in the world.  As
1st Peter reminds us, we are a holy people, called to proclaim the one who called us out of darkness into light.  In words and deeds we bear witness to the risen Christ – our way, our truth, our life.
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WEEK OF May 14, 2017

FIRST LESSON

ACTS 7:55-60
Stephen was one of the seven men chosen by the apostles to serve tables so that the apostles could be free to serve the word (Acts6:1-6).  Stephen does more than distribute food, however.  For his preaching of God’s word, he becomes the first martyr of the faith.
 
SECOND LESSON

1 PETER 2:2-10
Chist is the cornerstone of God’s saving work and the foundation of our lives.  We are God’s chosen, holy  people who continuously celebrate and declare the mercy of God we experience through Jesus Christ.
 
GOSPEL
 
JOHN 14:1-14
on the night that he is to be arrested, Jesus shares final words with his disciples.  As the one through whom God is known, he promises to go before them and act on their behalf.