Easter initiates a new day. It anticipates a new heaven and a new earth. The risen Lord is making all things new. In the mystery of holy baptism God has made new people of us. Today the Lord Jesus invites us to see everyone in a new light—through the lens of love.
O Lord God, you teach us that without love, our actions gain nothing. Pour into our hearts your most excellent gift of love, that, made alive by your Spirit, we may know goodness and peace, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Readings and Psalm
Peter’s vision: God give the Gentiles repentance that leads to life
The splendor of the LORD is over earth and heaven. (Ps. 148:13)
New heaven, new Earth: springs of living water in the new Jerusalem
Jesus gives a new commandment: Love one another as I have loved you
This Weeks ReadingsFifth Sunday of Easter, May 19, 2019
|Monday||1 Sam. 20:1-23, 35-42|
|Tuesday||2 Samuel 1:4-27|