Jesus’ promise that he and God will come make a home with us sounds like good news to me. Our so-called secular age purports to have disenchanted us of our pre-modern superstitions. Many of us find God’s stark absence from our daily affairs to be our most prominent experience of the divine.
Easter | Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year C)
Acts 16:9-15 (Psalm 67); Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9
In John 5, festival scenes in the holy city are juxtaposed with the view of five porticoes full of invalids. Imagine dropping by the nursing home on your way to Christmas Eve services. One place is festive, filled with pretty clothes, color, light and music. The other location features crutches, canes and people who cannot hide their desperate need for healing.