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Easter Five - The Way

The good news as the gospel of John outlines it is that we have been given a way, a spiritual path, on which we can travel through life further and further into the heart of God and our true home, our true nature, our true purpose.(Fifth Sunday of Easter. John 14:1-14)

The good news as the gospel of John outlines it is that we have a way, a spiritual path, on which we can travel through life further and further into the heart of God and our true home, our true nature, our true purpose. But the good news of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus does not save Stephen from martyrdom (Acts 7:55-60) nor us from the slings and arrows of human experience. We are still in the Easter season and supposedly unpacking what it means to be a resurrection people – which sounds very uplifting and positive - and yet here we are being asked to think about martyrdom and suffering and for comfort and wisdom we are directed to the gospel reading we so closely associate with funerals and final homes!