"Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." John 6:68


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Saturday of the Fifth week of Easter
Commentary of the day
Saint Cyprian (c.200-258), Bishop of Carthage and martyr
The Lord's prayer (cf. Breviary, Wednesday of the 11th week)

"No slave is greater than his master"

What Christ did and taught was the will of God: humility of behavior, firmness of faith, restraint in speech, righteousness of action, compassion in deed, uprightness in attitude; being incapable of wrongdoing oneself but able to support being its victim; maintaining peace with the brethren; caring for the Lord with all one's heart, loving the Father in him and fearing the God; preferring absolutely nothing to Christ since he prefers nothing to us; cleaving inseparably to his love; standing by his cross with determination and trust; showing steadfastness in our confession of faith when we have to fight for his name and honor; demonstrating that confidence under torture that upholds us in combat and the perseverance in death that wins for us the crown. This is what it means to desire to be heir with Christ. This is what it is to obey God's precepts, to carry out the Father's will.

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