Reflection for the Sixth Sunday of Easter – May 22, 2022

By Dot Connealy, Notre Dame Associate

Acts 15:1-2, 22-29   Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8

Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23   John 14:23-29

“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you”

During my years singing for the parish community of Holy Family in northeast Nebraska, many times I received comments about how my voice helped a person to pray. These were precious comments to me and certainly helped me to know that the work of God was being done through my singing.

At the funeral of one beloved parishioner, I remember speaking to him in my heart and saying “Oh, how glorious must be the sound you hear now while on the threshold of heaven.” In what seemed to be his voice…I heard: “Wait until you hear how we sing to welcome you into heaven on some future day.”

Since this time, I have known a deeper peace than ever before, an easing of fears about death and a readiness for what is to come.  What a gift I have been given!

I believe…all the songs I have sung and shared with people over the years will surround me in a glorious symphony of sound, and I will know that I am home, at peace with my God.

Thank you, Lord, for the blessings you give.