May 5.  6th Sunday of Easter B.   Fr George started by saying, “I almost don’t need to preach a sermon, just using the words of Jesus today is an examination of conscience and a test to see how deep our faith is and how often it does lead us to experience the joy Jesus speaks of. I would like you all to do an exercise and use it to practise the Conversation in the Spirit method and dialogue and share your thoughts and feelings with one another at home on the question, “When have you experienced that joy when obeying Jesus’ commandment to love as he did?”

Reflect, share, scripture: These things I have spoken to you that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be full. This is my commandment, love one another as I have loved you.  John 15:9-17.   Pope Francis:  The joy of love experience by families is also the joy of the Church. AL1.   Mercy gives rise to joy, because our hearts are opened to the hope of a new life. The joy of forgiveness is inexpressible.  Its source is in the love with which God comes to meet us, breaking through walls of selfishness that surround us in order to make us instruments of mercy.  MM 3. ACTION.   Share your experience of joy in family life.