Saturday of the Second Week of Easter
Readings of the day: RB 60 The Admission of Priests into the MonasteryMass: Ac 6:1-7; Resp Ps 33; Jn 6:16-21
It had already grown dark, and Jesus had not yet come.The sea was stirred up because a strong wind was blowing.
Our lives are like this sometimes: we experience dark periods of self-doubt, loneliness, betrayal, disappointment; we have troubles, anxieties, worries, and are afraid. The winds of daily life are blowing—we feel ungrounded, frustrated, and wonder where God is. Nevertheless, a line from Albert Camus’sThe Stranger comes to mind: ‘Mother used to say that however miserable one is, there’s always something to be thankful for.’ Our eyes and ears are opened to see and hear: It is I. Do not be afraid. Jesus walks toward us, behind us, before us, and with us. The Lord is with me; I am not afraid (Ps 118:6). Thank you, Jesus. Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you;and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you.Evangelii Gaudium, 164