The 6th Sunday of Easter

John 14:15-21
If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever.
This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.
I will not leave you orphaned; I am coming to you.
In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me; because I live, you also will live.
On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you.
They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.

A Prayer

Risen Christ,

by the lakeside you renewed your call to your disciples:

help your Church to obey your command

and draw the nations to the fire of your love,

to the glory of God the Father. Amen

Some thoughts

What Jesus does in this passage is to reassure his followers.

“In the face of all that you see, you won’t be left alone.”  

“Through the horror of my death I will still come to you” 

“Even when I stop making these obvious appearances there will be another presence with you.”

In other words, they are not forgotten.

It is the same for us. 

In the face of the Coronavirus we are not left alone.

If we experience the loss of a loved one Jesus will be there for us and for our loved one.

Even when we undergo our own deaths the presence of God will be there with us.

We are not forgotten, we continue to be loved, no matter what happens.