Saint Frances de Chantal R.C. Church|
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Let us love not in word or speech
but in deed and truth.
ó 1 John 3:18
The Gospel and second reading for this Fifth Sunday of Easter emphasize the need for us to remain in Christ, and he in us. This shared life finds expression in the image of the one vine and many branches. We become living branches of the vine, members of the Body of Christ through baptism, Eucharist, and confirmation, sacraments of sharing Godís own life. The First Letter of John describes the fruit of this vine as active love of neighbor: ďAnd his commandment is this: we should believe . . . and love one anotherĒ (1 John 3:23).
Our first reading from Acts shows us an example of someone who shares in Christís life in the person of Saint Paul. Paulís fearless witness, even at the risk of his life, is proof to everyone that the risen Lordís Spirit truly fills him with life and is bearing fruit in him.
|From the Pastor|
- St. Frances de Chantal R.C. Church
- 1273 58th St
- Brooklyn, NY 11219