FIFTH FRIDAY OF EASTER TIME

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD FIFTH FRIDAY OF EASTER TIME May 15, 2020 WORD of the DAY I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father. It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. This I command you: love one another. (John 15: 15-17) How shall I live this Word? The words of Jesus contained in today’s Gospel are the summary of His message. In a clear and definitive way He unveils the messianic secret, revealing to the true disciples, those who remain with Him, the aim and the full realization of every human life. It is to open oneself to others, getting rid of that often impenetrable armor, that incrustation cemented with sin, the fear to love. We see this in the various growth stages of children. Human beings grow in self-understanding and of the reality that surrounds them at the moment they...