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
Cry out with joy to God all the earth.
Apocalypse 21:10-14. 22-23
‘If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him.’