Fifth Thursday of Easter

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Fifth Thursday of Easter, May 3, 2018 Saints Philip and James  WORD of the DAY   Philip said to him, “Master, show us the Father,  and that will be enough for us.”  Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves.  (John 14: 8-9, 11)   How shall I live this Word? It is important for true Christians to not let themselves be trapped in superficiality.  Listening to these words with our heart, persuades us of a fundamental truth: Jesus is the Word of God, the second person of the Blessed Trinity.  It is beautiful to remember that the Trinity is not related to frigid algebraic concepts.  Rather, it is the source of love because the three Divine Persons are one alone.  It is like a splendid flame.  The sparks of fire are not important but only the warm and luminous splendor...