FIFTH MONDAY OF EASTER TIME

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD FIFTH MONDAY of EASTER TIME May 11, 2020 WORD of the DAY Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him… 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: 21/25-26) How shall I live this Word? ‘Remember’ … ‘understand’ … ‘love’ … ‘respect’ … These are all actions connected with each other, at the origin of which there is a presence. The child, in front of the parent who is nearby, feels recognized and safe. The Lord understands our need to ask Him questions, but wants to lead us back to that primordial and almost inarticulate language that only children know well: the language of love. Compared to its logic, any question is trivial and incomplete. We want to welcome Love made person in His Spirit, who is ‘comforter’ and who also ‘urges’ us: the verb parakalò, from which...