April 5, 2021 


WORD of the DAY 

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed, and ran to announce the news to his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them. They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee,  and there they will see me.”   (Matthew 28: 8-10)

How shall I live this Word?   

“Go to Galilee” means for the disciples, remembering the path shared with Jesus, in order to recognize, in the light of the Scriptures, that the Master to whom others have given their life is none other than the Savior. In the Scriptures they will find the meaning of everything and, particularly, of the still too painful experience of the Passion and Crucifixion. “Go to Galilee” is, after all, the path that disciples of all times will have to undertake in order to understand, with the Gospel, how to illumine the experience of one’s own personal cross with hope.

Lord, put in our hearts the desire and the strength to return to our Galilee, to find, in the faith of the Risen Crucifix, the profound meaning of the experiences of death that make us suffer. So be it.

The Voice of  Pope Francis, Christus Vivit

Jesus walks among us as He did in Galilee. He passes through our streets, stops and looks us in the eye, without haste. His call is attractive, it is fascinating. Today, however, the anxiety and the speed of so many stimuli that bombard us mean that there is no room for that interior silence in which the gaze of Jesus is perceived and His call is listened to. […] Do not let this happen to you, because the whirlwind of this world drags you into a race without meaning, without direction, without clear objectives, and so many of your efforts will be wasted. Instead, look for those spaces of calm and silence that allow you to reflect, to pray, to look better at the world around you, and at that point, together with Jesus, you will be able to recognize your vocation on this earth.

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