Today is Friday the 23rd of May, in the Fifth week of Easter.

Ex Cathedra, directed by Jeffrey Skidmore, sing Dulce Jesus mio. “My sweet Jesus, look with mercy on my lost soul.”  As I sit here, or stand here now, trying to pray, what kind of shape is my soul in?  Content and at peace?  Lost and wandering?  On the edge?  And what about the other souls around me?   Are there ‘lost souls’ here beside me who also need the love of God in their lives?

Today’s reading is from the Gospel of John.

 ‘This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.’  How have you experienced God’s love in your life?

Imagine you are there, how do you feel as Jesus says ‘you are my friends’..?

As you hear the reading read a second time, how does the phrase ‘I chose you’ resonate in your life?

In conversation with Jesus now, what fruits do you need to ask him for?