By Sr. Fidelis
Easter 6 marks a significant transitional time in our Paschal journey. Up until now, we’ve been in a wonderful “cocoon” of intimacy with the Risen Christ, and all the ways he’s made himself known to us — in the breaking of bread, in him as the good shepherd, and true vine.
But now, all the texts for both the Divine Office and Eucharist point to his imminent departure and the promise of the Holy Spirit’s coming. He is preparing us for the future, and what we are truly called to.
The text chosen for this year’s liturgical cycle in both the Alleluia and the Communion is: I myself have chosen you out of the world, that you should go and bear fruit, and your fruit should remain.
The connection is so clear. We cannot do this without abiding in him for sustenance, comfort and life itself.