Fifth Sunday of Easter – John 13:31-35 and Acts 11:1-18

Until quite recently, people did not travel very far. For example, in Medieval times, Pilgrims might set off once in a life time to go out of their village and visit one of the great traditional shrines. Soldiers might go to war and so travel to places others only dreamed of. Merchants did travel to work their trade if they were wealthy enough. Some Students and Clerics made their way to the great cities to learn or teach. But the great majority of people never left their native village. When travelling in Europe, I came across older people who even today had never ventured out of their local area.

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