Friends, on this Seventh Sunday of Easter, the Church gives us the privilege of hearing the very last words of the Bible. If you’re reading poetry, a novel, or even a great work of history, the last words are of tremendous importance. We hear today a kind of coda or denouement after the great climax of the biblical story, and it gives us a clue as to the identity of the Church.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Acts 7:55-60
Psalm – Ps 97:1-2, 6-7, 9
Reading 2 – Rev 22:12-14, 16-17, 20
Gospel – Jn 17:20-26