For my money, John’s is the only Gospel in which Jesus seems really lonely.
Easter | Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year A)
Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21
The Areopagus--the former location of the Athenian equivalent of the Roman senate--was a center of civic life. The name comes from "Ares," the Greek god of war, and "pagos," which means "hill" or "rock." The Roman equivalent of Ares is Mars, hence the translation sometimes used: the Mars Hill.
1 Peter says we should always be ready to give a reason for hope. Always?