May 24, 2020
Sr. Phyllis Jaszkowiak
We are in a transitional time. Some long for what is past, is lost, some look to newness in the future. And here we are stuck in the present.
This is what the disciples were feeling. They ask, in the 1st reading: “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?” A “longing for the past” question. Jesus didn’t really answer their question, but said, “It is not for you to know the times or seasons that our God has established, by God’s own authority. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” A “looking to newness in the future”, answer.
May 17, 2020
Did you hear the subtle shift of message in this week’s Gospel reading? For five weeks, our Sunday readings have focused on the joy of Easter; the awe and amazement of the resurrection, showing us, as Fr El said last week, just who God is – truly awesome and extraordinary.
Today, we turn a corner and ask, in light of the Easter miracle, who are we to become, and how are we to live as persons of the resurrection?