May 12.   Friends. Mrs Paulsen asked, “Does Jesus put friends above family.  I sometimes wonder about that?   In our little village there are some elderly people that have been friends for many years, almost their whole lives.  I think they are closer to each other than they are to their own children.   But you can’t deny that family is still family, a blood relationship even if friendships are so important.   I believe that my friend Josephine would die for me.   What do others think?  

Reflect, share, act. Scripture.  Love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this,  that a man lay down his life for his friends.  You are my friends if you do want I command you.  John 15:12.   Pope Francis: I know that you are capable of great acts of friendship and goodness.  With these you are called to build the future, together with others and for others, but never against others. Jubilee for Youth. Pray. Mary, Mother most loving,  pray for us.