Accurately

Greetings on this the Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter
Readings: Acts 18:23-28; PS 47:2-3, 8-9, 10;Jn 16:23b-28

First Reading
In our first reading there is a consistent focus on accuracy.

  • Paul traveled in an orderly sequence.
  • Apollos spoke and taught accurately.
  • Priscilla and Aquila corrected more accurately.

All to work establishing from the Scriptures that the Christ is Jesus.

Responsorial Psalm
God is king over all the earth.

Alleluia Verse
I came from the Father and have come into the world;
now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.

Gospel Portion
These past two weeks we have spent all out time in the Gospel of John chapters 15 and 16. Often repeating sections for accuracy. We can never exhaust sacred scripture but we should exhaust ourselves trying!

I have told you this in figures of speech.
The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures
but I will tell you clearly about the Father.

  • Moving from parables to specifics.
  • Moving from encouragement alone to empowerment.

On that day you will ask in my name,
and I do not tell you that I will ask the Father for you.

You may ask directly in my name because there is no separaton between us and between us and the Father.

For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me
and have come to believe that I came from God.

Ascension tomorrow
I came from the Father and have come into the world.
Now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”

We strive to accurately to express, preach and teach Christ. We accept corrections when needed and furtherance of clarity when apparent. Because in the end and in a similar way,

we want to Ascend as he ascended, and you to Ascend as he ascended.

We all want to go to the Father.

Peace be with you,
Deacon Gerry

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