“Love, Love, Love…” – 5th Sunday Easter 2013



Second readingApocalypse 21:1-5
I, John, saw a new heaven and a new earth; the first heaven and the first earth had disappeared now, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the holy city, and the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, as beautiful as a bride all dressed for her husband. Then I heard a loud voice call from the throne, ‘You see this city? Here God lives among men. He will make his home among them; they shall be his people, and he will be their God; his name is God-with-them. He will wipe away all tears from their eyes; there will be no more death, and no more mourning or sadness. The world of the past has gone.’
  Then the One sitting on the throne spoke: ‘Now I am making the whole of creation new’ he said. ‘Write this: that what I am saying is sure and will come true.’
Mary Queen of Heaven
Gospel                                                                              John 13:31-33,34-35
When Judas had gone Jesus said:
‘Now has the Son of Man been glorified,
and in him God has been glorified.
If God has been glorified in him,
God will in turn glorify him in himself,
and will glorify him very soon.
‘My little children,
I shall not be with you much longer.
You will look for me,
And, as I told the Jews,
where I am going, you cannot come.
I give you a new commandment:
love one another;
just as I have loved you,
you also must love one another.
By this love you have for one another,
everyone will know that you are my disciples.’


  1. Father, any idea on where that image of Mary in heaven with Angels holding her trane is from? Never seen it before.

  2. Bea Stephenson

    Very good homily, such a powerful message. A reminder to reflect on the true meaning of love. (Melanie commented you had your homilies online.) Thankyou for sharing.

  3. Geoffrey, Brooke said you really nailed the homily tonight. Good for you! Blessings!

  4. Wonderful homily, Father. Thank you very much for your preaching.

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