Posted by: livingscripture | May 14, 2017

Fifth Sunday of Eastertide

 

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

May 14, 2017

FIFTH SUNDAY  OF EASTERTIDE

 

 

WORD of the DAY

 You are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood,
a holy nation, a people of his own,
so that you may announce the praises” of him
who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light
.          (1 Peter 2: 4-9)

How shall I live this Word?

How amazing is the predilection God has for us!  We are indeed His chosen ones, His own people and He loves us immensely.  Jesus has called us out of darkness into His wonderful light!  Here is the source of all our peace and joy; here is our serenity and our hope.

Amidst the anxiety of a threatening and violent world, there is the oasis of God’s love that permeates the earth and gradually overcomes evil with love, His love and our love.  This is the key to the peace we long for.  Jesus asks us to announce His praises, to raise up people’s hearts to see the wonders that surround them and to perpetuate His love in the world.

Let us walk in His Light and leave behind the shadows of worry that seek to engulf us.

Jesus open our eyes and hearts to your wonderful Light and the realization that You choose us at every moment as Your own.

The Voice of the Liturgy

 …like living stones,
let yourselves be built into a spiritual house
to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices
acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

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