Bulletin: May 18th, 2014 – Fifth Sunday of Easter
The weekend of May 18th, 2014
Fifth Sunday of Easter
In today’s Gospel reading we hear part of Jesus’ discourse at the Last Supper as reported in the Gospel of John. “I am the way and the truth and life,” Jesus assures his disciples. At that time they did not understand what he meant; they wanted easy answers. “Just show us the Father,” Philip begged.
But the first and second readings show us how the early church came to understand Jesus’ words. The amazing growth of the church led them to select seven men to do the works of service needed with so many new members. The followers of Jesus had grown in such numbers that Peter could exclaim in his Letter over the fact that Christ, the “rejected stone,” was now the cornerstone on whom the salvation of all the world rests. Down to this present day, he is truly the way, the truth, and the life.