FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
Sixth Sunday of Easter Time
May 26, 2019
WORD of the DAY
Jesus answered and said to him, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; yet the word you hear is not mine but that of the Father who sent me.
“I have told you this while I am with you. The Advocate, the holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name—he will teach you everything and remind you of all that [I] told you. (John 14: 23-26)
How shall I live this Word?
The Jesus who speaks in this Gospel passage is a Jesus who already participates in the fullness of divinity, who speaks in unison with the Father and who transmits the Spirit to anyone who is ready to listen to Him. His voice almost echoed with eternity, simple but profoundly resonant, as if suffused in an aura of intense clarity. He speaks with the superabundance of a heart full of love and tells us about how love can only come from a heart open to accept it. Love is the only condition for which a person can entrust self, rest in truth, decide, and take a life orientation. And love is not a sentiment available to the human whim, it does not appear spontaneously in the spectrum of moods that alternate, nor can it be artificially induced. It can only be a gift, which another gives me for free. I welcome it, recognize it, and enjoy it. Jesus is my everything, and everything in my life has already been accomplished thanks to Him.
My purpose today will be to assume the critical capacity to discern in my daily life which meetings or conditions give me real joy, compared to moments lived with heaviness or perhaps with a fake or simulated happiness, with a superficial and ephemeral smile. Aware of this, I will learn to live in harmony with the true love that lives in me.
The Voice of St. Augustine, Church Father
Those who love do not feel fatigue, but even if they felt it, they would love even the fatigue.
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