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May 12 2017

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Pew Leaflet Sunday 14 May 2017

REFLECTION FOR THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

If following Christ is seen as a way to avoid suffering and struggle, we will deeply disappointed by the message of this week’s Lectionary readings. Those who followed Jesus, faced persecution, accusation and suffering. The gift of this week is the assurance that, even as we face suffering, our lives are in God’s hands, and, if we will entrust ourselves to God’s care, we will find peace and will be partners in God’s work in our world. This is not the message of ease and of guarantees of the “good life” that we might hope for. But, it is something much better. It is an assurance that as we live in this world and experience its pain, along with all people, we are partners with God, and we have the confidence that our lives and their ultimate destiny are in God’s hands. (Sacredise)

Pew Leaflet – Easter A4 – May 14.pdf

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