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5th Sunday of Easter
May 2, 2021
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Cutting Back

If we bring forth no fruit, we “will be thrown out like a branch and wither.” If we bear some, we have to be pruned. We lose either way!

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

On Naming the Present Moment

A person seeking guidance must in some way give expression to his or her experience.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Be Fruitful and Multiply

If you have the fruits of the Holy Spirit in you, you will multiply God’s image in others too.

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Gillick, SJ


By mutual reverence the “glory” of God, love, will be experienced by others, who will be drawn into the company of believers.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

The Vine

There must be that faith in, and reliance on Jesus, and there must also be that love for one another.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


St. John says to “walk the walk, not just to talk the talk.” Where do you fit on a continuum between walkers and talkers?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

we are the potential

to bloom

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