Friday of the Fifth Week of Easter
Lord, it is the joy in my heart this season
that allows me to be open to your boundless love.
I know that you choose me to be your friend
and to have a real and loving relationship with me.
You say we should "love one another as I have loved you."
I did not understand that before, but now I see
that you ask that I love others without limits,
without judgement and in the same generous way you love.
That is how I can love as you love - but only with your help.
Thank you for laying down your life for me.
May the Lord bless us,
protect us from all evil
and bring us to everlasting life.