Sunday, May 2, 2021
The readings for the 5th Sunday in Easter for Year B remind us of our dependence on God and each other. The first reading (Acts 9:26-31) tells of how the early Christian learned to trust Saul, who had previously been persecuting them. The psalm (Psalm 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32) sings “I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.” The second reading (1 John 3:18-24) reminds us to love one another. And in the gospel (John 15:1-8) Jesus explains that he is the vine and we must depend on him.
Topics for this weekend could include community and humility. Here are some ideas: