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Study, Pray, Serve: 6th Sunday of Easter

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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 major themes in the Scripture readings for the 6th Week of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48

  • The Holy Spirit comes upon Cornelius and other Gentiles, and Peter has them all baptized.
  • Note: usually the Spirit comes after one is baptized; here it occurs before.

Psalm 98:1,2-3,3-4

  • The earth offers a joyful song of praise for the salvation of God.
  • The Lord’s victory is revealed through his kindness, justice and and faithfulness.

2nd Reading – 1 John 4:7-10

  • We love one another because love is of God.
  • Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.
  • God sent his Son into the world, because God loves us.

Gospel – John 15:9-17

  • Our love for God leads us to keep his commandments.
  • We have been chosen by God to keep his commandment to love one another and bear (spiritual) fruit that will remain.

Mass Readings – 6th Sunday of Easter

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

Note: This post was first published on May 3, 2021.


Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Easter

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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 of the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts 4:32-35

  • The Early Church shares all things in common; no one suffers from grave need.
  • The apostles offer their witness to the resurrection of Christ; they are filled with great power.

Psalm – 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24

  • The “stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone” now applies to Jesus.
  • Christ was rejected, and submitted to the agony of the Cross; Christ’s resurrection now becomes the cornerstone of our faith in God.
  • Our strength and courage from the Lord, who is our savior.

2nd Reading – 1 John 5:1-6

  • Everyone who believes in Christ is empowered to love God and one another. Our love for the Lord empowers us to keep his commandments.
  • Our faith in Christ leads to a victory that conquers the world.

Gospel – John 20:19-31

  • Jesus appears to the disciples, offering them peace and the Holy Spirit.
  • Jesus appears to the disciples (this time with Thomas) and speaks about those who have not seen the Risen Lord but who in faith overcome their doubt and believe.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Easter

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Catholic Inspiration Archives

Note: This post was first published on April 5, 2021.


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