The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Today’s readings When I was growing up, I often helped my parents trim the shrubs around the house.  We did it so that we could trim off the over-growth and make the shrubs look neater, but also to keep the shrubs healthy and growing. But when I did it, I often thought about the fact that… Continue reading The Fifth Sunday of Easter

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Today’s readings Often when I was growing up, our family would trim the numerous shrubs on the grounds of our home.  When we were pruning the shrubs, I often thought about the fact that this process could not be all that painless for the shrub.  It involved cutting away branches, some of which were dead,… Continue reading The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Today’s readings I love it when engaged couples pick this reading for their weddings. Not just because it’s sentimental, all talking about love and everything. I like it because of the way it talks about love. Because it would be easy enough to say that if we just love each other a little more, everything… Continue reading Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter

The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Today’s readings Have you ever pruned a shrub? I have. I’ve done it many times on the shrubs that were on my parents’ property. When I did it, I often thought about the fact that this process could not be all that painless for the shrub.  It involved cutting away branches, some of which were… Continue reading The Fifth Sunday of Easter

The Fifth Sunday of Easter [B]

Today’s readings You are indeed Holy, O Lord, and all you have created rightly gives you praise, for through your Son our Lord Jesus Christ, by the power and working of the Holy Spirit, you give life to all things and make them holy, and you never cease to gather a people to yourself, so… Continue reading The Fifth Sunday of Easter [B]

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Today’s readings “Lord, you are holy indeed, and all creation rightly gives you praise. All life, all holiness comes from you through your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, by the working of the Holy Spirit.” You’re going to hear those words again in a few minutes, because they are the beginning of the Third Eucharistic… Continue reading Fifth Sunday of Easter