4th Sunday of Easter

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Originally delivered on May 2, 1993

Readings: Acts of the Apostles 2:14, 36-41; Peter 2:20-25; John 10:1-10
In this homily, Fr. Healy asks us which one of us wants to be referred to as sheep.  Any yet, the metaphor is used in today’s Gospel.  We are challenged to acknowledge just how dependent we are for God’s help, guidance, and Grace through Jesus. If we are open to His word, then we can hear Him and make courageous choices in our present world.  We are asked to “do what Jesus would do” when facing economic, social and even personal questions.  If we are members of Jesus’s flock, we must always return hatred and bitterness with kindness, compassion, love, and a willingness to let ourselves go in the name of peace and truth.