Scripture Reflections for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Year C, Lectionary 57

Hate feeling lost on Sundays at church? Searching for a better explanation of the Bible than what you hear from your pastor's sermon? Check out the following collection of audio, video, and text commentaries from various Christian experts for a better understanding of today's scripture that deal with: BaptismChurchCircumcisionCommunionCourageCreationDivinityEucharistFarewellFoodForgiveGenerosityGospelGuideHeavenHeresyHistoryHolyHoly SpiritHomeInterpretationJerusalemKingdomLightLoveMaryMissionPaulPeacePrayerPrepareRenewalRevelationSacramentTempleTraditionTrinityUnityWall

Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8
Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23

“we can dare to open the door and start a life of reconciliation and encounter everywhere we are. We can lead the kingdom of God here and now with the conviction that God is present not just up in heaven, not just in the temple, but here between us, with us in his creation.”

Hilda Ortiz Mena |

“So if there's no salvation outside of the heavenly Jerusalem then it follows that there's no salvation outside of the apostolic church because the new Jerusalem is nothing other than the church which Christ has founded on the 12 apostles”

"The New Jerusalem in the Book of Revelation" | Brant Pitre |
John 14:23-29

“He's not saying the Father's greater than him with reference to his divine nature but the Father is greater than him with reference to his humanity, to his human nature, which is the focus of these words”

"The Father is Greater than I" | Brant Pitre |

“Suffering and death, hope and resurrection are always part of the same story. Jesus calls us to move through the crosses of our lives with courage. Courage does not erase suffering rather courage recognizes human hardship and says, 'move forward anyway'”

Jessie Bazan |

“Only God can give true peace, the peace that the world cannot give and the peace that the world cannot take away from us. Jesus did not steal this peace. He had to sacrifice, he bought the peace on the cross of calvary”

Fr. Emmanuel Ochigbo |

“God's Holy Spirit acts on our behalf when we ourselves are helpless. So we acknowledge that on the path of holiness my efforts and willpower are limited and I place my ultimate reliance on the power of God whose power acting within me can do infinitely more than I can ask or imagine”

"The Parakletos, the Holy Spirit" | Fr. Geoffrey Plant |

“when we share God with one another we're actually sharing God's love with his very own body on Earth. For as we know we are the living body of Christ”

Fr. Tony Ricard |
Overall Readings

“We can pray unceasingly and live the gospel if we find sustenance in remembering that we are engulfed in God’s loving embrace. In that embrace we can find the peace he gives and that we so desire”

M. Patricia Ball, M.S.R.N. |

“Don't think just because you are Christian you won't have problems. In fact, if you're truly living the gospel you will have problems because oftentimes the Word and the world are at odds.”

"Bring good news to the world" | Fr. Stephen Thorne |

“although the Temple in this case, our churches in our case, cannot contain God, it's still very important I think to reserve sacred spaces. Places where we gather specifically for this definitive purpose in our lives to give God glory together.”

GatherClip | "The Holy Spirit & the Church" | Sr. Joanne |