“Christ is Alive” | Celebrating the Easter Season (Fifth Week)

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FIFTH WEEK OF EASTER: WILL OF GOD

Sunday:
“…it is very important to note carefully what the Messiah did, because he came to show us the path that leads to the Father. With Our Lord we will discover how to give a supernatural dimension to all our actions, even those that seem least important. We will learn to live every moment of our lives with a lively awareness of eternity, and we will understand more deeply man’s need for periods of intimate conversation with his God, so as to get to know him, to invoke him, to praise him, to break out into acts of thanksgiving, to listen to him or, quite simply, to be with him.”

St. Josemaria Escriva
Friends of God, no. 239

Monday:
“Our Lord invites us, urges us to choose the good, so tenderly does he love us! ‘See, today I set before you a choice between life and death, good and evil. If you pay heed to the commandments of Yahweh your God which I command you this day, by loving Yahweh your God, by walking in his ways and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his ordinances, then you shall live… Choose life, that you may live.’

“Ask yourself now…whether you are holding firmly and unshakeably to your choice of Life? When you hear the most lovable voice of God urging you on to holiness, do you freely answer ‘Yes’?”

St. Josemaria Escriva
Friends of God, no. 24

Tuesday:
“Get rid of those scruples that deprive you of peace. — What takes away your peace of soul cannot come from God.

“When God comes to you, you will feel the truth of those greetings: My peace I give to you…, peace I leave you…, peace be with you…, and you will feel it even in the midst of troubles.”

St. Josemaria Escriva
The Way, no. 258

Wednesday:
“When the branches are united to the vine they grow to maturity and bear fruit. —What then should you and I do? We should get right close to Jesus, through the Bread and through the Word. He is our vine… We should speak affectionate words to him throughout the day. That is what people in love do.”

St. Josemaria Escriva
The Forge, no. 437

Thursday:
“—God is my Father! If you meditate on it, you will never let go of this consoling consideration.

“—Jesus is my intimate Friend (another re-discovery) who loves me with all the divine madness of his Heart.

“—The Holy Spirit is my Consoler, who guides my every step along the road.

“Consider this often: you are God’s… and God is yours.”

St. Josemaria Escriva
The Forge, no. 2

Friday:
“He is our friend, the Friend: ‘I have called you friends,’ he says. He calls us his friends; and he is the one who took the first step, because he loved us first. Still, he does not impose his love — he offers it. He shows it with the clearest possible sign: ‘Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends.’ He was Lazarus’ friend. He wept for him when he saw him dead, and he raised him from the dead. If he sees us cold, unwilling, rigid perhaps with the stiffness of a dying interior life, his tears will be our life — ‘I say to you, my friend, arise and walk,’ leave that narrow life which is no life at all.”

St. Josemaria Escriva
Christ is Passing By, no. 93

Saturday:
“As a result of the triumph of Christ’s resurrection, the disciples are full of faith; they eagerly await the promised Holy Spirit. They want to stay close to one another, and so we find them ‘with Mary, the mother of Jesus,’ praying as a single family.

“It was St Luke who related this fact, the evangelist who gave us the longest account of Jesus’ childhood. It is as if he wanted us to understand that just as Mary had a major role in the incarnation of the Word, she was intimately involved in the beginning of the Church, Christ’s body.

“From the first moment of the Church all Christians who have sought the love of God — that love revealed in Jesus Christ — have encountered our Lady and experienced her motherly care. She can truly be called the Mother of Christians.”

St. Josemaria Escriva
Christ is Passing By, no. 141


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