FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
APRIL 29, 2018
Acts 9: 26-31; Psalm 22; I John 3: 18-24; John 15: 1-8
Jude Siciliano, OP
Mini-reflections on the Sunday scripture readings
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From today’s Gospel reading:
Jesus said to his disciples:
"Remain in me, as I remain in you."
When Jesus reminds us to "remain in me," he wants us to
"stay in touch" with him. But we know that we don’t have
to move away to lose touch. We might continue going to
church regularly, but lose touch with Christ when we
just go through the motions of religion, without our
heart and mind being fully in it. In fact, we are not
"remaining" in him; his words don’t nourish and direct
So, we ask ourselves:
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