May 26 ~ Sixth Sunday of Easter
In our first reading, we hear more about the growing pains of the early Church. The Apostles were doing something that had never been before, building a community of believers in Jesus Christ, Son of God. There were bound to be misunderstandings and differences of opinion. Even today, as the Church of Boston focuses on strengthening evangelization efforts and spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ people are hesitant to put their faith into action. Jesus’ words in today’s Gospel sustained the early Church, and they must sustain us also: “Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” Rely on the Holy Spirit – the Advocate – who is still with us.