Revised Common Lectionary Commentary

Sixth Sunday of Easter - May 21, 2017

Introductions for Readers

Saint Dominic contemplating the Scriptures

Saint Dominic
contemplating the Scriptures

Acts 17:22-31

On his second missionary journey, Paul has crossed Asia Minor (modern Turkey) and has arrived in Athens, a city known for its interest in the divine and for its openness to discussion of philosophies and religions. He now tells the good news to those gathered at the edge of the marketplace.

1 Peter 3:13-22

The author has exhorted his readers to live ethical lives and not to repay evil for evil. They face persecution for their faith. He asks: who will weaken your faith or cause you to lose it all together?

John 14:15-21

Jesus has told his followers of his impending departure from them. He has told them that he is going, through resurrection and ascension, to the Father, to prepare a place of permanent fellowship for them. He will return to take them there, a place where there is ample room for as many as believe.

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