Sunday, April 28, 2013
Fifth Sunday of Easter: He shall dwell with them...
I do not know how we have arrived at the fifth Sunday after Easter so quickly, but I love the readings for the Liturgy. In the first, Paul and Barnabas make converts among the Gentiles and this is God's work - God is using them and they know it!
The second reading is from Revelations and very consoling; here is a quote from it:
." He shall dwell with them and they shall be his people, and he shall be their god who is always with them. He shall wipe every tear from their eyes, and there shall be no more death or mourning, crying out or pain, for the former world has passed away.”
That is worth reflecting on and then in the Gospel, Jesus gives us a new commandment to love others as He has loved us!!
Time is too slow for those who wait.
Time is too fast for those who fear.
Time is too long for those who mourn.
Time is too short for those who rejoice.
But for those who love,
Time is eternity.