Study: What do the readings say?
Pray: What do the readings say to me?
Serve: What do the readings make me do or say…today?
Let’s take a look at some of the main themes that we find in the Scripture readings for the 4th Sunday of Easter, often known as Good Shepherd Sunday.
1st Reading – Acts 4:8-12
- Peter preaches the Good News immediately after a healing miracle.
- Jesus Christ is “the stone rejected by the builders, which has become the cornerstone.” (Psalm 118)
Psalm 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28-29
- This psalm is quoted by St. Peter in the passage of Acts.
- God’s power and might transcends human limitations.
2nd Reading – 1 John 3:1-2
- The baptized are “children of God” and have the same relationship as the first disciples.
- Our relationship with the Father is in opposition with the world.
- There is more to be revealed, and then we shall be like him and see him as he truly is.
Gospel – John 10:11-18
- The Lord Jesus is the Good Shepherd who lays down his life for his sheep.
- There are “wolves” who catch and scatter the sheep.
- The sheep (disciples) know the Lord, who also goes out and serves “other sheep” as well.
Mass Readings – 4th Sunday of Easter
Note: This post was first published on April 19, 2021.
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