Having our loins girded, therefore,
with faith and the performance of good works,
let us walk in His paths
by the guidance of the Gospel,
that we may deserve to see Him
who has called us to His kingdom.
The Word of God is very close to us and urges us to be close to and close to others, in the gestures of mercy and compassion.
There is a built-in inadequacy of mission to witness the fruitfulness of Easter, realized only in the weakness of the Cross.
That of following is a path of progressive liberation through which we respond to the Father who in Jesus calls us to freedom.
Looking at the Pierced we let ourselves be drawn into his following, learning from him every day the gestures of love and self-giving.
Bread and wine, the sacrament of the body and blood of Jesus, nourish our life with a love that overcomes evil by self-giving.