Scripture for Life: Today, we are called to remember who we are. We are the baptized. We have received the Spirit. Yet our temptation is to keep looking to heaven instead of trusting Christ's judgment.
Scripture for Life: Today's Gospel comes from Jesus' final testament to his disciples at the Last Supper. One key to this teaching is Jesus' solemn assurance, "It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you."
NCR Connections: During a deadly pandemic, public health must be prioritized. The health of the population as a whole is akin to the idea of the common good, something Catholics should be familiar with.
Linda Chase has written an oratorio based on Pope Francis' environmental encyclical "Laudato Si', on Care for Our Common Home." "I am interpreting Laudato Si' as a call to action through music," she says.