Readings & Reflections: Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter & St. Theophilus of Corte, May 19,2017
The Psalmist exhorts us, “Awake, O my soul.” We can fall into the doldrums of self-doubt, of reduced and nihilistic lives. Then we hear Christ say, “It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you.” With steadfast hearts we rededicate our lives to the name of Jesus.
“Teach us, good Lord, to serve you as you deserve, to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that we do your will; through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Amen. (Prayer of Ignatius Loyola)