Sunday, May 16, 2021
The readings for the 7th Sunday of Easter for Year B tell us that God knows our hearts and wants us to belong to him, not to the world. The first reading (Acts 1:15-17, 20A, 20C-26) tells of how Matthias was chosen by lot to take the place of Judas Iscariot. The psalm (Psalm 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20) recognizes God as the ruler of all. The second reading (1 John 4:11-16) tells us to be united with God in love. And in the gospel (John 17:11B-19) Jesus prays for his disciples, that they kept safe and be consecrated to the Good News.
So this weeks focus can be on commitment, rejecting evil, and living lives of service. Here are some ideas: