Fri. [G]ospel [P]rayer [S]tudy - "I no longer call you slaves..."
Jesus said to his disciples: “This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.
No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father. It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. This I command you: love one another.”
- Prayer for Mothers
Prayer #59 from the
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O almighty and eternal God, Lord of both the living and the dead, Your tender mercy embraces all men foreknown to be Yours by faithand a good life. Through the intercession of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary our Mother, and of all the saints, grant Your merciful pardon to all mothers for whom we pray, whether they still are living in this world or have departed from this flesh into the world to come. Especially, dear Lord, grant the requests I now make of You for my own beloved mother.
Friday is dedicated to Christ's Passion and His Sacred Heart
An excerpt from Link to Liturgy Lesson
How do we remain obedient to God's will?
We can have a difficult time with obedience. One might think, if I am obedient than I am no better than a dog who is obedient to his master. We are all obedient to someone or something. Let us then be obedient to God who does not treat us like dogs, but rather with dignity. We are created in His image and likeness. Jesus said to His apostles and says to us, “I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.”  If we feel like slaves rather than friends this might be because we are not listening or understanding the words that Jesus has spoken to us. When we know the will of God, then we know what our Master is doing and are no longer slaves but friends and can truly pray, “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
“We have to love God so as to love his will and desire to respond to his calls. They come to us through the duties of our ordinary life – duties of state, profession, work, family, social life, our own and other people’s difficulties, friendship, eagerness to do what is right and just.”  We can remain close to Him by offering up our daily struggles for the true love and adoration for God. We must strive to live the life of Christ did as we read in the Gospel—to grow in wisdom and age in order to grow in favor with God and man. We do this by staying close to God, His Church, and our Family. Our obedience to Christ and His Church encompasses our worship at liturgies, morality, and studying/spreading the Church’s teaching.
 John 15:15
 J. Escriva, Christ is passing by, 17
FAST. FREE. FAITHFUL.
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