My homily for the 5th Sunday of Easter, Year C. This was preached during my sabbatical leave at a location outside my usual preaching locations. This particular occasion was a 9am morning Mass.
The readings proclaimed were Acts 14:21-27; Revelation 21:1-5; John 13:13-35. Today’s psalm is Psalm 144: “I will praise your name forever, my king and my God.”
“Jesus tells his disciples to love one another and to do so as he has loved them. The love of Jesus for his disciples – and us – is made manifest in his Passion, Death and Resurrection, which he willingly embraced for our sake. It manifested God’s glory to Jesus’ disciples. Our love for one another – a love as complete and absolute as Jesus’ love for us – allows God’s glory to shine out into the world here and now, in this time and place.”