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Sixth Sunday of Easter

 

It was a pretty unfortunate coincidence for the apostle Judas, the brother of James, that Jesus called two men named Judas as disciples, and that the other Judas would go on to betray the savior of the world to death for the modern equivalent of three thousand dollars. Judas would thereafter be added to the list of least popular baby names, along with Jezebel and Benedict. And so John, as he writes his gospel, is ever careful to make sure his readers know when he is writing about the Judas who was not Iscariot, who just prior to today’s gospel has asked Jesus a question about his and the disciples’ relationship to the world. [To hear the entire sermon, click on the arrow above.]