Sermon Introduction –
Jesus promises that whatever his disciples ask in his name, he will do. What power there is in that gift! It’s a big promise, and he gives it to us as well. How will we glorify God using that promise of power and love?
Introduction to this week’s readings –
As we continue to celebrate the fifty days of Easter, today’s gospel includes Jesus’ promise that he goes to prepare a place for his followers in his Father’s house. Our baptism commissions us to share Jesus’ mission in the world. As 1 Peter reminds us, we are a holy people, called to proclaim the one who called us out of darkness into light. In words and deeds we bear witness to the risen Christ—our way, our truth, our life.