Fr Hugh’s Homily for 6th Sunday of Easter
If you ever wanted to sum up the life of the Church, the readings today do it for us. In the second reading we have our goal. This is heaven, the City of God, as it is described. Over the centuries people have tried to describe it and this description is as good as any that human language can come up with. A place built out of the most precious things we can imagine, filled with the light of God. The gospel takes us back to the Last Supper where Jesus is telling us what he has put in place for us on our journey to the heavenly city. In a wonderful way he says, ‘the Father and I will come and make our home with you.’ That is something we should reflect on all the time. Every time we come to Holy Communion we should think of ourselves sitting down to share a meal with the Father and the Son. Think of the closeness and intimacy that Jesus is showing us. That is how he wants our relationship with God to be. Not one of fear but of friends together at a table…..