Tuesday in the Fifth Week of Easter
Christ had to suffer and to rise from the dead, and so enter into his glory. (Gospel Antiphon, Luke 24:46, 26)
Risen Lord, the peace You leave us is not an absence of inconvenience, irritation or imposition. What we must know is that You love the Father and You do just as He has commanded. Our knowledge of Your trust in the Father's love for You can help us trust the freedom we have to follow You.
You have told us that You call us Your friends and we are Your friends if we do what You command us; may my acceptance of Your love provide the peace that is available to us as freely accept what is possible because we are loved by You.