May 17. Day 2. Maturing internally: “Abide in me as I abide in you” (Jn 15:4a) Being fully human, like us Jesus grew and matured in his hidden life. He lived a simple life, rooted in the practices of his Jewish faith in Nazareth.

Laudato Si’ 240.  The world created according to the divine model of trinitarian communion is a web of relationships. The human person grows more, matures more and is sanctified more to the extent that he or she enters into relationships, going out from themselves to live in communion with God, with others and with all creatures.  

Christian Unity Prayer  Day 2. Holy Spirit, May we receive in our hearts the presence of Christ, and cherish it as a secret of love. Nourish our prayer, enlighten our reading of Scripture, act through us, so that the fruits of your gifts can patiently grow in us.

Mary, Mother of all creation. Pray for us.