Fifth Sunday of Easter – A

A few years ago, I attended a funeral whose hobby was homing pigeons.  It was very appropriate then that at the graveside his own pigeons were released.  There was a lovely symbolism to it.  As his treasured pigeons flew home, their master was making his own way back home to God. When these birds were released they flew straight up in the air and then went around in circles for a while before setting off in a certain direction.  This circling around wasn’t mere show.  They had to keep circling until they found their bearings.  Once found, they set off home. Continue reading