Reaching out with God's Love

Scripture Readings

Posted by on May 18, 2016 in Announcement, Scriptures |

Sunday   May 22, 2016

 

First Reading:   Proverbs 8:1-4. 22-31

In the Bible, wisdom has many faces. It is portrayed in terms sometimes human and sometimes divine.  Often, it is personified as feminine.  In this passage, Woman Wisdom is depicted not only as the first creation of God but also as God’s helper, rejoicing in God’s creation, especially in human beings.

Second Reading:   Romans 5:1-5

Paul describes the life of faith with reference to God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Even now, we have peace with God through Jesus, and our hope for the future is grounded in the love of God that we experience through Christ’s Holy Spirit.

Gospel:   John 16:12-15

Jesus’ ongoing presence with the disciples will be borne by the coming Spirit, who will guide them and communicate to them Jesus’ will and glory.