FIFTH THURSDAY OF EASTER TIME

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD FIFTH THURSDAY OF EASTER TIME May 14, 2020 WORD of the DAY As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. (John 15: 9-14) How shall I live this Word? These words of fire possess an incredible strength in themselves, they cannot fail to remain etched in the memory of the listener. We too, who simply read them, are not indifferent to them. They could be chosen to summarize the entire Gospel message, and any comment would diminish them. I believe that the disciples, having listened to them from the very mouth of Jesus, perceived their revolutionary significance even more: something must have changed in their hearts. Only...