Friends, on this Fifth Sunday of Easter, we continue our reading of the book of Revelation, leaping ahead toward the very end of the Bible. Looking at the arc of the whole story—from God’s creation out of watery chaos in Genesis to the sea disappearing and a new creation emerging in Revelation—we see that God’s final and definitive rescue operation, in the fullness of time, is his only Son. Jesus was sent all the way down into sin and death that he might rescue us who had fallen into those depths.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Acts 14:21-27
Psalm – Ps 145:8-9, 10-11, 12-13
Reading 2 – Rev 21:1-5a
Gospel – Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35