Seventh Sunday of Easter

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Fr Hugh’s Homily for 7th Sunday of Easter

“May they all be one.  Father, may they be one in us, as you are in me and I am in you.”  So this is Jesus’ prayer for us just before he dies.  He is talking about being ‘one,’ about unity, and what he clearly sees as our greatest need is to refind, rediscover, the communion, the integrity, in the original sense of the word, that we have lost.  What breaks, ruptures, does he see as needing healing?  On one level, the break between ourselves and God, and on the other, the divisions among ourselves.  If we think about it, the Bible has been underlining these problems from the start, with the images and message of Adam and Eve’s challenge to God and the resulting state of ‘original sin,’ as we call it.  Then the Tower of Babel and the falling out among peoples and the division into many distinct languages.  Communication, the glue of community, has broken down……

Complete Homily for 7th Sunday of Easter

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