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Spiritual Reflections on Sunday's Readings
6th Sunday of Easter
May 9, 2021
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Gone for Good?

What is the Spirit? Is it simply a dose of “grace” that we earn or receive in order to be holy?

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Measuring Ourselves in Love

The real test of whether or not we are followers of Jesus is the capacity or non-capacity to forgive an enemy.

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

Ask in My Name

What is it to ask for something in Christ’s name? It can’t be a matter of simply tacking the name of Christ on to any prayer. “I would like a Porsche, please, in the name of Christ.”

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Gillick, SJ


In Sunday’s Readings we hear how Paul and Barnabas went into the synagogue and while there began proclaiming the Word.

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

No Distinction

The generosity of the Spirit surprised the circumcised believers accompanying Peter. They had grown up believing that God favors some people over others.

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck


How was “the love of God revealed to us?” If Jesus had not come into the world, what would you know about God?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J Janda

you have a Father

who cares for you

who understands you

he knows all about you

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