Homily from the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

“This is incredible. There has been no religion, no philosophy in the history of humanity that ever, ever even considered it a possibility that you could be friends with God. And here’s Jesus, and He essentially says, ‘The cry of My heart, the desire of My heart, is to be friends with you.’ Imagine this, God Himself wants to be friends with you! …To live a life of friendship with Jesus, to live a life of peace, does not mean inaction, and it doesn’t just mean, ‘I’m going to wait until I have no stress.’ What it is is actually this passionate flame of love: ‘I love the same thing that Jesus loves.'”

Mass Readings from May 5, 2013:
Acts 15:1-2,22-29
Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23
John 14:23-29