My homily for the 6th 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 5pm Saturday evening Mass.
The readings proclaimed were Acts 15:1-2, 22-29; Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23; John 14:23-29. Today’s psalm is Psalm 66: “O God, let all the nations praise you!”
“As Jesus prepares to take leave of his disciples – both immediately prior to his Passion and Death, and after his Ascension – he promises that his presence will continue through the love that the disciples have for one another as the continuing manifestation of God’s indwelling with God’s people, through the gift of the Holy Spirit, the Advocate, who will remind the disciples of all that Jesus has taught them, and through the gift of peace, a peace that the world cannot give but is the sole gift of a loving God.”