May 21. Day 6: Welcoming others: “Go and bear fruit, fruit that will last” (Jn 15:16b)  When we let ourselves be transformed by Christ, his love in us grows and bears fruit.  Welcoming the other is a concrete way of sharing the love that is within us.  

Laudato Si’ 231.   Love, overflowing with small gestures of mutual care, is also civic and political and it makes itself felt in every action that seeks to build a better world.   Love for society and commitment to the common good are outstanding expressions of a charity which affects not only relationships between individuals but also macro-relationships, social, economic and political ones.  Social love is the key to authentic development and is part of our spirituality.               

Christian Unity Prayer.  Day 6. Prayer Jesus Christ, we desire to welcome fully the brothers and sisters who are with us. You know how often we feel helpless in the face of their suffering, yet you are always there ahead of us and you have already received them in your compassion. Speak to them through our words, support them through our actions, and let your blessing rest on us all.