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Sunday Gospels

Through the Lens of Discipleship

As we celebrate the Easter Season, let’s look at the Gospels through the lens of discipleship. This is always a good way to consider the message of the Gospel because Jesus is constantly calling you and asking you to follow him more closely.

Divine Mercy Sunday (April 7)

Belief is essential for every disciple. Even when Jesus walked on the Earth, the disciples had to believe his words which were often difficult for them to accept. And when he had ascended into Heaven, they had to continue believing and trusting. Since we have not seen him, can we continue to believe and trust in the goodness of the Lord? If we look at him with the eyes of our heart, we will receive his blessing. (Jn 20:19-31)

3rd Sunday of Easter (April 14)

Even though we haven’t seen Jesus with our physical eyes, we are part of a long chain of witnesses who have been instructed in the teachings of the Lord and who have experienced his goodness. As disciples, we are called to draw others into this bond of love and peace by our words and by the beauty of our lives. (Lk 24:35-48)

4th Sunday of Easter (April 21)

How will the world know that we are disciples? By seeing us united in love under the care of the one Shepherd. Jesus prayed that we all would be one so that the world might know that he is the Savior. If we are separated, we do not fulfill the desire of the Lord and we are likely to lose our way. Unity takes good will, firm desire, and the determined work of us all. (Jn 10:11-18)

5th Sunday of Easter (April 28)

A disciple bears fruit. But as we saw last week, we can not bear fruit acceptable to the Lord if we are not united to him and to each other. When a person is cut off from the living Vine, the end is spiritual death. But in this time of Mercy, let us pray that if we have sinned against unity, the kindness of the Lord will permit us to rise from our death to new life in him. (Jn 15:1-8)