Thursday of the Fifth Week of Easter

Today's Mass Readings


Today in the Gospel, the Lord Jesus says “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.” How do we remain in his love? I think today’s Alleluia verse has the answer! “My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me.”

On a recent walk to our Abbey grotto, my mind was filled with this phrase, “God’s voice was not in the thunder or wind but in the stillness of the heart, as a whisper that said ‘I love you and all of creation.’”

Is there a place in your home to be still and listen to God’s voice? Or could you take a walk and admire what God has done for us in our hearts and in creation? Always remember to be still and know that He is God!

Reflection by Br. Maximilian Burkhart, OSB

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