6th Sunday of Easter (Year B)
In the Gospel (John 15:9-17) Jesus beautifully illustrates one of the key distinctions of Christianity – that it is not about our striving to find God, but about his choice of us to be his disciples and to live under the commandment to love. I discovered this personally some twenty years ago when my parish priest strongly proclaimed this gospel of grace and the power this has to radically change the way that we follow the Lord and live our lives in Christ. In a similar way, the first reading (Acts 10) shows the desire of God to work in any life that is open to him, and to pour out the power of the holy Spirit on any who say yes to him.
Recorded at St Michael’s, 9.30am (7’37”)