May 13, 2017

5th Sunday of Easter - A (May 14, 2017)



My Father’s House

The celebration of our mothers on this Mother’s Day can help us connect or better appreciate three of the sentences that Jesus speaks to us today.   

First, “In my Father’s house, there are many dwelling places,”

A mother’s love and presence create a home and a family.  A mother’s care and sacrifices tell their children the that they are loved. 
God’s love brings us into God’s family.  We are children of God.  We are loved.

Second, “I am going to prepare a place for you.”

Enduring the pains, and with love and selfless sacrifices, mothers give birth to their children. 
Christ, through his death and resurrection, gives us the life of the children of God.

Third, to Philip requests, “Show us the Father,” Jesus responds, “Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.”

Mothers and fathers share in Jesus’ mission of leading their children to God – the greatest gift of all. 

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