Joseph Peters-Mathews

May 9: The Sixth Sunday of Easter

This passage can serve to remind us that whether home has been a refuge and comfort in the past year or a place we couldn’t wait to leave, we also have a home in the love of God. It’s a home we carry with us, like a tent, and it shows up when we remember God’s love for us and when we treat others as God’s beloved.

April 25: The Fourth Sunday of Easter

We don’t necessarily see God’s justice enacted, but Jesus the good shepherd has lain down his life for us. He has promised to call us by name, and to care for us as a shepherd cares for sheep. Jesus loves us tenderly and will bear our burdens, carrying us over his shoulders or in the crook of his arm when we’re feeling pressed to the point of feeling crushed.