Archive for May, 2020

easter 6 picThe context of our Gospel today is once again set in the Upper Room on the night Jesus was betrayed.  This was a fateful night, not only because of what was about to happen to Jesus that night and the next day – arrest, trials, public condemnation and crucifixion – but it was also pivotal for the disciples because Jesus used that intimate gathering with his friends to prepare the time he will be gone from their sight.  We have the same artwork up here this morning.  Jesus giving what’s called his “Farewell Discourse” to his friends.  And you can see, they are stumped.  Troubled.  Unsettled.  Scared.  Feeling like they are about to be abandoned. (more…)

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easter 5 slide BThe pandemic has thrown us all for a loop.  I think that’s safe to say.  Not only have there been so many changes in our lives, but conditions have changed so quickly that we have already had to adjust the expectations we had as recently a month ago!  We thought things would go back to normal, but now we have to find a way to adjust to a new reality that seems so strange and unfamiliar. (more…)

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good shepherd imageTo understand the comfort in today’s Good Shepherd Gospel we do not need to understand anything about shepherds and sheep. However, it will help us to know something about the people to whom this Gospel was written.


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