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Sixth Sunday of Easter: Persevering in Love

Sixth Sunday of Easter: Persevering in Love

This Eucharistic Meditation is designed to help you spend thirty minutes to an hour in meditation and silent prayer with Jesus during Eucharistic adoration. Even if you cannot be physically present in a church or adoration chapel with the Blessed Sacrament, you can unite yourself spiritually to the Eucharist as you spend this time in prayer.

THE GRACE I SEEK: to allow the Lord to expand my heart so I can love my brothers and sisters with mercy, patience, and gratitude, learning to love as he loves us


Pause for a few moments, and allow yourself to become aware of Jesus’ gift of himself in the Eucharist. Realize that, at this very moment, the Lord of Life is gazing upon you with great love. Allow yourself to receive his loving gaze. You are his beloved child. Rest in his loving gaze.

Thank Jesus for the gift of himself in the Eucharist.

ASK FOR THE GRACE: Jesus, expand my heart to love as you love.


Read slowly, 3–4 times. Allow the words of Scripture to wash over your mind and heart. Allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you through this passage.

“‘In truth, I see that God shows no partiality. Rather, in every nation whoever fears him and acts uprightly is acceptable to him.’” (Acts 10:34–35)


Allow yourself to sit with these questions for a while, being attentive to how the Lord is speaking in your heart.

God does not choose favorites according to country or culture. He invites all of us into relationship with him, sharing his love with all people. How is Jesus inviting you to leave behind the prejudices and tendencies to judge others that are in your heart during this Easter season? In your heart, reflect upon how worshiping God with all your being can help you to love others unconditionally.


Read slowly, 3–4 times. Allow these words to wash over your mind and heart. Let the Holy Spirit speak to you through this meditation.

“Jesus said to his disciples: ‘As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love.’” (John 15:9–10)


How can my love be transformed to more closely resemble the love of Christ? What old wounds and sinful tendencies might the Lord be calling me to shed so that I can love and obey his will at all times and at all costs?

Remain in silence with the Lord. Allow him to speak in the silence, in your heart. Receive his presence. If it helps, write down what you sense the Lord communicating to you during this time of prayer.


Grant, almighty God, that we may celebrate with heartfelt devotion these days of joy, which we keep in honor of the risen Lord, and that what we relive in remembrance we may always hold to in what we do. Through our Lord Jesus Christ your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen. (Collect, Sixth Sunday of Easter)


At every Mass, Jesus offers himself to the Father for us. We can always join our own offerings with Jesus at Mass. This Sunday, offer your desire to love as God loves, without prejudice or preference.


Take a moment in the coming week to concretely choose to forgive someone who has hurt you in the past, and seek to walk in greater freedom of heart so that you may love as God loves. Write a letter expressing your forgiveness and offer it to God and, if you are able, to the other person.

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