Posted by: livingscripture | May 7, 2015

Fifth Thursday of Easter

From the Word of the Day

 “Remain in my love…so that your joy may be full.”   

(John 15: 9/11)

How should we live this Word151900

 To remain in love means to live under the light of God’s Word, allowing ourselves to be guided by the Holy Spirit who makes us serene.  It means to exercise ourselves in fidelity to God, desiring to do His Will.  ‘To remain’ is the opposite of erring, of roaming, allowing ourselves to be carried off by the winds of our passions, of our superficial tastes.  Only by remaining firm in God can His love become our atmosphere, the air that we breathe, and the support of our life.  At the same time, we also experience deep joy, the joy of feeling loved by God and the possibility of pouring out this love – total, radical, and deep – onto others.

It is not a momentary, passing emotion, but the intimate and profound perception of being a person loved by God.  Joy is the true secret of the Christian.  It comes from God, calms our anxiety, and makes us feel wrapped in divine sweetness.

In my pause for silent contemplation, I will remain in this love, let it flow through me and fill me with joy in the depths of my heart.

O Lord, give me the joy of being totally surrounded by Your joy, of being dressed in Your love even in the knowledge of my fragility that must be overcome.  Let me put Your mercy and goodness at the center of my day.

The Voice of Madeleine Delbrêl

Love always and everywhere…this is the best life to surely save anyone in some part of the world.

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