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Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 9, 2010

WHAT IS REQUIRED FOR OUR SALVATION?

The reading from Acts of the Apostles depicts one of the biggest controversies of the Early Church – one that nearly torn the Church apart – that is the tension between the Law of Moses and the Commands of Jesus.

Fundamentally, the question in dispute was:  What is required for admittance to the Church?  What is necessary for me to be saved?

The lesson is important for us today:  We read that it was not the authority of men, but that of the Holy Spirit working through the apostles that this change came to be.

It is important that we respect the tradition and feelings of our elders.  We must recognize that there are certain essentials to hold on to, but there is also a time to let go so that there may be peace among us.

CLICK HERE for the Readings for the Sixth Sunday of Easter: (Acts 15.1-2, 22-29; Ps 67; Revelation 21.10-14, 22-23; John 14.23-29)

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