Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 9, 2021
It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you
and appointed you to go and bear fruit.
— John 15:16—

Love. Songs and books, plays and artistic masterpieces have been created to convey the truth that love is real. As Christians, we know that love is of God. In laying down his life, Jesus pours out God’s selfless, sacrificial, undying love. Jesus opens the door to a new relationship between God and humanity, that of friendship, of intimate closeness. Jesus calls us to show this same love for others, knowing that in doing so, we fulfill God’s will. As the account of Peter, Cornelius, and all in his household attests, this great love of God cannot be contained by our preconceived notions of the way things are in the world.

THE CALL AND CAUSE OF LOVE

 

Love calls and causes us to do great things, more than we might believe we are capable of. While some are called to give their lives as martyrs, most of us find ourselves called to lay down our lives in smaller ways in the midst of everyday life. Parents lose sleep in the early moments of their baby’s life, and again as their teens mature and gain independence. Adult children change their plans to care for aging parents. We hear the call of love as we become attentive and respond to the needs of the poor, lonely, sick, and vulnerable. Love causes us to turn our lives around, to strive to become more Christ-like in our words and actions. Peter followed this call of love when he entered the house of Cornelius, a Gentile. He was likely as astounded at the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as were the believers who accompanied him, yet love caused Peter to see beyond the accepted boundaries of religion and race, seeing instead evidence of the Lord’s great love at work.

THE JOY-FILLED WAY OF LOVE

 

Following the Lord calls us to sacrifice for the sake of others, giving our attention, time, and resources in order to share Christ’s care and compassion. Jesus shows us that giving of self, pouring ourselves out in love for another, is a joy-filled way of life. Joy is more than a feeling and is deeper than happiness. Joy comes with the assurance that Christ is with us when our lives mirror the life and way of our Master. Joy is a sense of fulfillment in knowing and sharing Christ’s love. When we reach out in love, Christ’s joy fills our hearts. Strengthened by the power of the Holy Spirit, we find the grace to follow Jesus’ command to love one another.

Today’s Readings: Acts 10:25–26, 34–35, 44–48; Ps 98:1, 2–3, 3–4; 1 Jn 4:7–10; Jn 15:9–17


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Today's Readings 

First Reading — The gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Gentiles also (Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48).
Psalm — The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power (Psalm 98).
Second Reading — God is love (1 John 4:7-10) or 
1 John 4:11-16.
Gospel — No one has greater love than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:9-17) or John 17:11b-19.
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Reading for the week

Monday: Acts 16:11-15; Ps 149:1b-6a, 9b; 
Jn 15:26 — 16:4a
Tuesday: Acts 16:22-34; Ps 138:1-3, 7c-8; Jn 16:5-11
Wednesday: Acts 17:15, 22 — 18:1; Ps 148:1-2, 11-14; 
Jn 16:12-15
Thursday: Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3, 6-9; Eph 1:17-23 or 
Eph 4:1-13 [1-7, 11-13]; Mk 16:15-20 (for 
Ascension); otherwise Acts 18:1-8; 
Ps 98:1-4; Jn 16:16-20
Friday: Acts 1:15-17, 20-26; Ps 113:1-8; Jn 15:9-17
Saturday: Acts 18:23-28; Ps 47:2-3, 8-10; 
Jn 16:23b-28
Sunday: Acts 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26; Ps 103:1-2, 
11-12, 19-20; 1 Jn 4:11-16; Jn 17:11b-19; or,
for Ascension, Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3, 6-9; 
Eph 1:17- 23 or Eph 4:1-13 [1-7, 11-13]; 
Mk 16:15-20

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The Creed

Following the readings and the homily, we stand together and say or sing the Creed, our profession of faith. The Creed is a solemn statement of belief, a “rule of faith” (General Instruction of the Roman Missal, 67). It states the core of what we believe about God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The language of the Creed is knotty and difficult at times, precisely because its purpose is to express with precision what we believe about God. The Creed that we pray most often, the Nicene Creed, came out of the earliest ecumenical councils: Nicea in 325 and Constantinople in 381. It originated in a time of great controversy about the divinity of Christ, and thus the longest section of the Creed relates to Christ, truly human and truly God.


The Creed is both communal and personal: it is “we,” but it is also “I.” In the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, it is only after listening to the teaching of the Church and professing faith in the Holy Trinity that the candidate is admitted to the sacraments. So it is every Sunday. We listen to the word, we profess our faith, and then we come to the altar. — Corinna Laughlin Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

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Prayer of the Faithful
Sixth Sunday of Easter 

 

God is love, and so we come to God with all the needs and hopes of the world, offering them up in these our prayers.

For a Church that models love for all people, especially those on the peripheries of our society, let us pray to the Lord.

For hatred and division in the world to be overcome by love, peace, and cooperation for mutual benefit, let us pray to the Lord.

For our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and all those who have loved us and been like mothers to us, those who are living and those who have passed on to eternal life, let us pray to the Lord.

For all those newly baptized in water and the Spirit, that the love they share may reveal our loving God to everyone they meet, let us pray to the Lord.

For our community of faith to be inspired to share the transforming love of God with those who hunger for meaning and fulfillment, let us pray to the Lord.

For all those who are sick, for all who suffer from COVID-19, and for all who have died, especially N., N., and N., let us pray to the Lord.

For all the prayers that we hold in the silence of our hearts; for all our intentions spoken and unspoken, let us pray to the Lord.

O God of love,
grant that your joy may be in us
so that we may love our neighbors
and serve you in all we do.
We ask that you hear this and all our prayers
in the name of Jesus Christ, your Son and our Risen Lord.


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