May 1, 2016: Sixth Sunday of Easter

The Advocate . . . will teach you everything
and remind you of all that I have told you. (John 14: 26)

Lord, your promise of One Who would remind us of all that you told us
drops like soothing oil on hearts too often cranky and cold.
Try as we might to remember
we still so quickly forget:
Don’t be afraid!
Forgive as you have been forgiven!
This is my Blood shed for you!
I am with you always!
Instead we let ourselves become anxious and afraid,
hold on to grudges like penny candy,
and exclude others when we know the pain of exclusion.
Your words are not written on some ancient rock.
Rather they pour from your heart
in such a torrent of mercy
that only the Cup of the New Covenant can hold them.

Sr. Joyce Lehman, C.PP.S. (Dayton)



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