23&24 May 2020
Seventh Sunday of Easter
First Reading: Acts 1:12-14
Second Reading: 1 Peter 4:13-16
Gospel: John 17:1-11a
DEVOTED TO PRAYER
Today, as we await Pentecost, we come to the end of the baptismal homily from Peter that we have heard over the past few weeks. This homily was written by a realist who knew the joy and the glory of a Resurrection faith, but also knew that the strength of that faith would be put to the test and tried in suffering. Earlier this year we heard Jesus preach, “Blessed are you when they insult you . . . because of me” (Matthew 5:11) and this is echoed today by Peter. These words are also formed in the image of Christ who prays to the Father in heaven today, a prayer that is placed in John’s Gospel right before Jesus endures his suffering and death. Our awaiting the Spirit, awaiting our mission for Christ means that we are, most likely, awaiting some sort of trial and suffering. We don’t endure the same degree of persecution that Peter and John knew, but each of us has our faith put to the test eventually. And it is for this reason that we, like Jesus and like those faithful followers gathered in the upper room, devote ourselves to prayer. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
There will be a online broadcast of Children’s Mass with readings designed for kids. To view, click on the link of the Archdioceses of Singapore Youtube channel: Online Mass
Let the children come to Jesus! Let Jesus come to the children!
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