FEAST OF ST. DOMINIC SAVIO Easter Monday 3

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Third Monday of Easter Time May 6, 2019 FEAST OF ST. DOMINIC SAVIO WORD of the DAY Jesus answered them and said, “Amen, amen, I say to you, you are looking for me not because you saw signs but because you ate the loaves and were filled. Do not work for food that perishes but for the food that endures for eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him the Father, God, has set his seal.” So they said to him, “What can we do to accomplish the works of God?” Jesus answered and said to them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in the one he sent.” (John 6 26: 29) How shall I live this Word? The fact that people do not look for Jesus because they have seen signs is explicable. They have just proclaimed Him as “the Prophet who must come into the world” (6:14). Now they are looking for him because they are satisfied. They are in front of an envoy of God who solves the problem of hunger in their lives, that is, ensures bread, and this is more...

Fifth Thursday of Easter

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Fifth Thursday of Easter April 28, 2016 From the Word of the Day As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.  If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love.  I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.                     (John 15: 9-11)   How should we live this Word    Today’s Gospel continues that of the vine and the branches, giving us deeper insight into the connection between the commandments and a joy that is complete.    Jesus leaves to His disciples and to all of us another key word – that of love.  Jesus helps us to see how to live the commandments and to live love.  The journey is traced out by Jesus.  The first undergirds the whole of Christian life, “As the Father has loved Me, I too have loved you”.  This love reaches us without any merit on our part and is greater than our heart.  It envelops us, dilates us, and immerses us without ever forcing our consent.  As the...
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