The Holy Bible Cb

The Heavenly City

BISHOP ROBERT BARRON

MAY 22, 2022

Friends, in many ways, the second reading for this Sunday is the climax of the entire biblical revelation. We find a detailed description of the heavenly Jerusalem, the holy city, coming down out of heaven to earth. There is no temple in this city because the whole city has become a temple. What began in the book of Genesis now comes to its fulfillment: the marriage of heaven and earth—the beautiful, integrated place of right praise.

SUNDAY SCRIPTURE (First Reading & Psalm Year A)

Acts 8:5-8. 14-17

Psalm 65

Cry out with joy to God all the earth.

Apocalypse 21:10-14. 22-23

Alleluia, alleluia!

Jesus said:

‘If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him.’

Alleluia!

John 14:23-29