Jesus' meekness and humility show us a way to bear our burdens. By admitting to ourselves that we cannot carry them on our own and allowing Jesus to shoulder them with us, we discover the rest that Jesus promises.
Being a Christian in gospel terms is serious business indeed. Alone, we’d fail utterly in that task. But united around the Eucharistic table we see that we’re not alone.
In the Gospel, Jesus tells the crowds that he himself will be true food and drink for them. Jesus the living bread will give them eternal life.
Through the Trinity we have strength to live in relationship to one another. We're to encourage one another and live in peace. Such a relationship is God’s plan for us.
It’s a characteristic of Catholicism to see God’s goodness in all of creation, in various human endeavors, and in the cultures and histories of human beings wherever the gospel is preached.
The Church is called to go to all the nations to make disciples. That’s a big task, but the "good news" today is that we are equipped to carry out that mission.
Today's Scripture selections continue the Easter instructions for the newly-baptized. The "First Letter of Peter" encourages those fearful of persecution to remember that Christ also suffered persecution.
We need to know the Holy Spirit--Christ's gift to the Church--is present to teach us what's needed today and unite us to Christ.
On the Sundays of Easter the liturgy offers instruction for the newly baptized. The chosen scriptures suggest how a community rooted in Christ witnesses to the world.
In the midst of human life Christians gather to share their common needs and gifts. We break open the scriptures, we break the bread, and we go out ready to witness.