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The Fifth Sunday of Easter

Acts 11.1–18
Revelation 21.1–6
John 13.31–35

You only discover the flavour of today’s Gospel if you remember that it comes immediately after Judas’s departure, and immediately before Peter’s rash promise to lay down his life for Jesus – and Jesus’ sorrowful prediction of Peter’s triple denial. Like a warm fire glowing all the brighter as the wind starts to howl and the snow to fall, Jesus’ parting promise and commandment sparkle out against the dark backcloth of betrayal and disloyalty...

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