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Sixth Sunday of Easter A
May 21, 2017

Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Remembering the Truth

It is a human thing to remember the spirit of the past. We do it in part to understand better who we are and how we got that way. It is not all media hype, designed to “sell product,” though some of it is

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

The Power of Powerlessness

Jesus was born as a baby, powerless, and he died hanging helplessly on a cross with bystanders mocking his powerlessness. Yet both his birth and his death manifest the kind of power upon which we can ultimately build our lives.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Loving the Lord and Keeping Your Conscience Clear

Our contribution to our salvation is just to love the Lord. And this thought might be comforting to us when our unclear conscience hurts us, except for this uncomfortable, nagging question: what is love of the Lord?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

God With Us

It should be especially comforting to know that Jesus will not leave orphaned all those whom the world casts aside: the poor and homeless, the racial and ethnic minorities, the sick and dying, the prisoner and the refugee.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

Infinite Creativity

How do you indicate by your life that the Spirit inspires you? How do you “sanctify Christ as Lord” in all of life’s arena: home, government, Church, world, and all creation?

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A Poem to Sit With

J. Janda

the masters
knew

vermillion
beneath
gold leaf

makes
all gold glow

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