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Fifth Sunday of Easter
April 29, 2018
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Cutting Back

To tell the truth, many people take the crucifixion as a direct result of their own sins. “I caused this. My sins killed Jesus.” This is not completely false, but it is out of control.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

The Jesus Code – Unraveling the Secret

Jesus makes it very clear that there is a hidden, secret wisdom that needs to be grasped if one is to understand the deep design of things. What is it?

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Be Fruitful and Multiply

Your sins and the storms of life retain their power to afflict you. But you can more easily put up with things, even your own troublesome self, if your beloved is yours and you are his.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

Who Cares?

The commandment that binds together this community is twofold: to believe in Jesus and to “love one another as he commanded us.” When following this commandment of faith and love, “we are at peace before him.”

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


What would your world look like if every day you performed a kind deed for some unsuspecting person? Who would benefit from these acts?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J. Janda

we are the

to bloom

because of

our earth

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