Posted by: livingscripture | May 2, 2018

Fifth Wednesday of Easter

 

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

Fifth Wednesday of Easter, May 2, 2018 

WORD of the DAY  

I am the vine, you are the branches. Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit.  (John 15: 6)

 

How shall I live this Word?

This invitation to ‘REMAIN’ returns often, especially in the writings of the apostle John.

It is a verb of stillness, not of motion.

It also underlines the need for us to always have times of contemplative quiet during our days. It is therefore an invitation from the Lord that He warmly insists on because too often our life is ‘strangled’ by haste and the anxiety that follows.

Sir, you are really a doctor and a teacher.

In our life, the truth pursued within a rhythm and prayed at least in a bit of time, in a poor but space that is all mine, is indeed salvation.

Your Word which is truth becomes that food which assures the right answer to my whole person: body and soul. And it is the Truth that answers the fundamental questions of my life.

If you remain in me and I remain in you, that UNION takes place, DEEP PENETRATION that makes – of two who love each other – one being alone.

Is not this the truth of LOVE?

Grant me, therefore, Lord, the grace to know experientially the strength of this REMAINING IN YOU: beginning of Life “that love and light has boundaries” (Dante Alighieri) 

The voice of Hans Margolius, German Philosopher  

It is only in still waters that things are mirrored without distortion. Only in a quiet mind is there an adequate perception of the world.

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