May the word of the Lord fill you with love and bring you peace.

St. Catherine os Siena

Learn more about St. Catherine of Siena: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/042916.cfm

Link to today’s readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/042916.cfm

Jesus said to his disciples: “This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father. It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. This I command you: love one another.”

You have been chosen by God. What is your answer? Do you choose Him or reject Him? You have free will to do what you want, but if you do not choose to accept His friendship you will not remain in Him. Choose life, choose love, choose Christ.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, I choose your friendship Lord and want to live in you. Thank you for all the gifts that you have given to me. In Jesus’ holy name, Amen.

I will give you thanks among the peoples, O Lord, Alleluia!

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