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6th Sunday of Easter, Year A – 2020

After nearly two months of confinement and of social distancing, some people are longing to see…
the light at the end of the tunnel.
With the daily statistics of the Coronavirus more often going up rather than down,
people themselves start feeling… down.

No wonder that we need to repeat and remind one another:

Do we really believe it?
Do we still HOPE that it will come true?

In today’s 2nd reading (1 P 3:15-18), the apostle Peter tells the first Christians:
“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you
to give the reason for the hope that you have.
Do we still have hope and what kind of hope is ours?
We may try to make ourselves believe in better days but we soon find out that…
it does not always work.

What we need is the hope that comes from the promise given to us in today’s gospel message (Jn.14:15-21):

“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever… the Spirit…”
 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. I live, you also will live…”
“He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him.”
This is solid ground, this is reliable support, this is unfailing assistance:
it is indeed true HOPE.

Note: Another reflection is available on a different theme in French at: https://image-i-nations.com/6e-dimanche-de-paques-annee-a-2020/


Source: Image: King James Bible




  1. Teresa Penafiel

    Comme j’ai déjà fait, j’ai lu les deux commentaires qui ont été, pour moi, complémentaires… Celui-ci, vient me mettre devant mes yeux, la raison de mes moments « gris » en ce temps de pandémie…pas facile de se confronter avec ce baromètre de la qualité de mon espérance…mais par contre, il l y l’autre aspect qui m’est tellement concret. Dans mon vécu de mère, je peux très bien imaginer que Dieu m’aime comme je suis et qu’il est dans le Christ et donc, en nous. Merci de me le rappeler!!!

    1. Merveilleux de voir comment vous joignez les 2 thèmes de ce dimanche, Teresa, et vous savez les ‘personnaliser’ très concrètement. MERCI de nous partager votre réflexion.

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