Fourth Week of Easter

Events in this week’s Scripture readings span from before the Crucifixion to the early Church guided by the Holy Spirit. When the Lord described Himself as the sheepgate, the Pharisees didn’t connect the analogy to entering heaven only through Him. Before ascending to heaven, Jesus told the Disciples that they knew the way to the place He would prepare for them. That completely baffled Thomas, at least until Jesus called Himself the Way. The Lord left plenty for the Disciples to do. The Apostles and the Church proceeded to welcome anyone, Jews and Gentiles alike. In Antioch, believers first became known as Christians. Does our worldview reflect belief that God wants people in every earthly dwelling, from tent to high-rise tower, to come to a place made ready for them in heaven?