Seventh Sunday of Easter

Knowing God – Gospel of the Seventh Week of Easter

Knowing God – Gospel of the Seventh Week of Easter

It is in this light that Jesus’ promise that to know God is eternal life begins to come alive. He is not speaking about grasping certain concepts about God in order that one might have eternal life, as if entrance into the beatific vision were dependent upon the amount of knowledge one had about the nature of the Blessed Trinity. Rather, he is speaking about the type of knowledge that can only be found through intimacy and surrender. Such knowledge will necessarily entail growing in our understanding of certain truths about God precisely in the same way that we come to know truths about those whom we love as we love them; but the truths themselves are not the objective. The beloved is our objective. God is our objective.

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Waiting in Expectant Hope – First Reading of the Seventh Week of Easter

Waiting in Expectant Hope – First Reading of the Seventh Week of Easter

During that time they waited expectantly. No, the passage does no’t say so in so many words, but imagine: these people have just experienced the resurrection and ascension, now they are promised the Spirit. On the basis of what they have already experienced, can there be any doubt that, even if they have no idea of exactly what to expect, they are excited, confident that the promise will be fulfilled and that it will be wonderful. All too often waiting in our lives is filled with anxiety, fear, even dread. It should not be so when we are waiting for God (and we should always be waiting for God) for he fulfills every promise and always in ways better than we can imagine. Don’’t be afraid. The situation in your life may seem dire, but it is God you are waiting for and he will not leave you nor forsake you.

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