Whoever does not love Me does not keep My words.  – Jn 14:24

Reflection.  Jesus came to bring joy, but this joy is the consequence of obedience to His advice and His commands.  He asks us most emphatically to love one another because when we do, life will flow beautifully.  When we do not, the suffering begins.

Prayer.  Give me the grace, O Lord, to follow You with a childlike spirit.  I want to do Your Will.  Give me the courage to carry out my good intentions.