SECOND THURSDAY OF EASTER
MOTIVATION
Lord Jesus, today we open ourselves to your word because we thirst for truth.
In our troubled and convulsed world, many rise up as prophets of a supposedly easy and comfortable personal wellbeing, which isolates them from the world and the daily sufferings of so many brothers and sisters.
But your word discerns us, and announces to us that it is in the life and message of Jesus that the truth of a full and fulfilled life is found. A life that - despite struggles and sufferings - is forever filled with authentic love.
To accept your word is to affirm today that there is one truth that shines resplendent above many other little lights. And it is the one that makes you true: Christ Jesus, whom you have exalted to your right hand, and who does not regret being and calling us all brothers.
From the Gospel of John 3,31-36
He who comes from above is above all. He who is of the earth is of the earth and speaks of the earth. He who comes from heaven is above all. Of what he has seen and heard he testifies, and no one accepts his testimony. He who accepts his testimony certifies that God is true.
He whom God sent speaks the words of God, for he does not give the Spirit with measure. The Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not believe in the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God is upon him.
PRAYERFUL COMMENTARY
It is deeply consoling to know that the Father has placed everything in the hands of the Son, because that means that our life, our existence, is in good hands. In the best hands.
For Christ, "be above"is to place Himself at our feet, to serve us, to show us how far the depth of His love goes for us. He made this clear to us on the night of the decisions and the trial, when, to demonstrate his lordship, he rose from the table, took a towel and a basin, and began to wash the feet of his disciples.
A scandalous gesture for a Master; a clairvoyant gesture with which the Lord explains to us, without words, what it means to be Master and Lord. Servant.
In this exultant atmosphere of Easter, today we can rejoice in the depths of our hearts because we are already being offered the experience of heaven while living on earth. Love made into works brings us closer to the Father, and service made into a concrete gesture brings us into the depth of Christ's Love, who holds us in his hand and rejoices to be our Brother.
Believing in God's absolute love for us is sometimes the most difficult thing, but the testimony of many encourages us: it is worthwhile to let ourselves be loved by Christ.
Our life is then filled with eternity, heaven and true faith.
WORD OF THE MYSTICS
SONG:
PRAYER
Father full of Love:
You have no restraint
when you give us your Spirit,
but that you overflow us day by day
with the radiant gift of communion with your Son.
Today we praise you for Jesus,
because you have exalted him as Lord of all.
and because you have put even our little lives
in His hands.
That the experience of knowing that we
in the centre of your Heart,
make us like it already
the joy of eternity,
where we will all be in you,
forever and in fullness.


II WEEK OF EASTER

MOTIVATION

Lord Jesus today we open ourselves to your word because we are thirsty for truth.
In our agitated and disturbed world, many rise up as prophets for their own personal welfare, easy and comfortable; who isolate the world and the daily sufferings of so many brothers.

But your word discerns and announces us that in the life and message of Jesus is where the truth of a total and fulfilled life lies. A life despite of all struggles and suffering has always been filled with authentic love.

To accept your word, is to affirm today that there is a truth that shines brightly on many other small lights. And it is the one that makes you true: Christ Jesus, whom you have exalted at your right, and who does not regret in calling us all brothers and sisters.

John 3:31-36

The One Who Comes from Heaven

31 The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is above all. 32 He testifies to what he has seen and heard, yet no one accepts his testimony. 33 Whoever has accepted his testimony has certified this, that God is true. 34 He whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for he gives the Spirit without measure. 35 The Father loves the Son and has placed all things in his hands. 36 Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but must endure God's wrath.

REFLECTION

It is deeply comforting to know that the Father has placed everything in the hands of the Son, because that means that our life, our existence, is in good hands. In the best hands.

For Christ, "to be above" is to place himself at our feet, to serve us, to show us how deep the depth of his Love for us. This was made clear to us on the night of the decisions and the trial, when to demonstrate his Lordship, He took from the table, took a towel and a basin, and began to wash the feet of his disciples.

Scandalous gesture for a Master; clear-sighted gesture with which the Lord explains without words, what it means to be a Master and Lord. A Servant.

In this triumphant climate of Easter, today we can rejoice in the depths because we are offered already to live the experience of heaven while we here live on earth. Love shown in actions brings us closer to the Father and the service made concrete gesture takes us into the depth of the Love of Christ, who has us in his hand and is happy to be our Brother.

Believing in that absolute Love of God for us is what sometimes makes us more difficult, but the testimony of many encourages us: it is worthwhile to let ourselves be loved by Christ.

Our life is then filled with eternity, heaven and authentic faith

WORD OF THE MYSTIC

SONG

PRAYER

Father full of Love:
You do not have moderation
when you give us your Spirit,
but you overflow us day by day
with the radiant gift of communion with your Son.
Today we praise you for Jesus,
because you have exalted him as Lord of all
and because you have put up our little lives
in His hands.
May the experience of knowing ourselves
in the centre of your Heart,
let us like it already
the joy of eternity,
where we will all be in You,
forever and in fullness

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