Sunday, May 14, 2023
The readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter remind us that God is always with us and always caring for us, no matter where we are or what the circumstance. The first reading (Acts 8:5-8, 14-17) tells of how Peter and John went from Jerusalem to Samaria to pray with the people there and call down the Holy Spirit on them. The psalm (Psalm 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20) is ” Let all the earth cry out to God with joy “, which is our response to God’s loving care for us. The second reading (1 Peter 3:15-18) tells us that Christ suffered for all of us, righteous and sinners alike. And in the gospel (John 14:15-21) Jesus tells us that he has not abandoned us. He has sent the Holy Spirit to be with us always.
So some possible themes for this Sunday are trust in God and a reverence for human dignity. See some specific ideas below.