Second Tuesday of Easter Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Second Tuesday of EASTER TIME April 21, 2020 WORD of the DAY The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common. (Acts 4: 32) How shall I live this Word? Luke, in writing the short text that today’s liturgy offers us, could not foresee that the same situation would occur many years later in a different world, apparently unable to repeat in the footsteps of Christ, true gestures of love. Instead, today, in the midst of the coronavirus explosion, we discover the joy of being Christian and that our faith is expressed in gestures of solidarity. There are those who renounce their salary to help the poorest. There are those who treat the infected at the risk of their own lives. There are those who search day and night to find the right vaccine to overcome the pandemic. Young and old, old and young, they work hard to live this time of emergency and pain in generosity. For the Christian, a life full of faith must also be reflected in daily relationships with people...

Loving Our Neighbor Begins in Our Hearts

When I was a graduate student studying counseling, I learned about the importance of self-care for the caregiver and healing professional. Of course, this word was used synonymously with self-love, in that we were encouraged to pamper ourselves by spending time getting a pedicure, binging on movies, sleeping in, or going out to eat with […] Source: Loving Our Neighbor Begins in Our...