REMAIN in JESUS

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD MAY 5, 2021  EASTER WEDNESDAY 5 WORD of the DAY  Remain in me, as I remain in you. Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me.   (John 15: 4) How shall I live this Word?   In a few verses of the Gospel, the circle of love that gathers heaven and earth in unity is summarized: “as the Father has loved me, I too have loved you.” “Remain in my love.” Here is the whole foundation of the disciple’s stability. A remaining that is the maximum dynamism, is entering into the motion ‘that moves the sky and the other stars’. A ‘being’ made up of simple, intense daily life, which holds the world and the times together. Every time this Gospel is proclaimed, that ‘how’ has in itself the value of origin and cause, rather than of measure. It is the high source of every bond that gives meaning to Christian perseverance. But the narration of the story of Jesus is also concentrated in that ‘how’, from the announcement of His conception to His cry of abandonment...