Share the Good News

Readings for May 18, 2014 — Fifth Sunday of Easter

Acts 6:1-7; Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19; 1 Peter 2:4-9; John 14:1-12

Suggested Reflection Questions:

  • In the first reading from the Acts of the Apostles we learn about the importance of spreading the word of God. In which ways do you share the good news presented in the Gospel? How do you minister to others in your day-to-day life?

  • The second reading stresses the importance of community with Jesus as the cornerstone. How does your faith play a role in all the communities that you are a part of — both religious and non-religious? What are some ways you can better the communities you are a part of? What makes each community you are involved with special and unique?

  • Today’s Gospel is from Jesus’ last conversation with the disciples before entering into his Passion. Jesus tells them “Do not let your hearts be troubled.” Jesus asks the disciples what he is essentially asking us and that is to have faith in him and in his plan. When do you find it most difficult to hold onto your faith? Have you planned something only for it to turn out completely different (and maybe even better!) than you originally planned?