Reflection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter – Year B

The meeting of Peter with Cornelius and his conversion is an important turning point in the book of the Acts of the Apostles that we hear from this weekend. A Gentile receives the Holy Spirit just as the first Christians at Pentecost had. It was a massive challenge for Peter. Peter had to be converted before he could convert Cornelius. Peter came to the realization that God’s gifts were given to all those who listened to the Word of God – not just those he thought were the “in-group”.

In the Gospel Jesus tells us that we are friends, not servants. He tells us what this friendship means and how this friendship changes us and our broken world.

Join Fr Russell Pollitt SJ as he reflects on the readings for the 6th Sunday of Easter.

You can find the texts that this reflection is based on in your bible, or simply just hover your mouse over the following references and the texts will also appear:

Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48; Psalm 97; 1 John 4:7-10 & John 15:9-17.

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Fr Russell Pollitt SJ

Fr Russell Pollitt SJ is the Director of the Jesuit Institute and is interested in the impact that communications technology has on society and spirituality. He regularly comments on South African Politics and various issues in the Catholic Church. @rpollittsj
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