Someone sent me this prayer of Pope Francis and I want to share it with you today.
Let the risen Jesus enter your life, welcome him as a friend, with trust: he is life!
If up to now you have kept him at a distance, step forward.
He will receive you with open arms.
If you have been indifferent, take a risk: you won't be disappointed.
If following him seems difficult, don't be afraid, trust him,
be confident that he is close to you, he is with you and he will give you the peace you are looking for and the strength to live as he would have you do.
We all need that strength. I received the gift of fortitude and the fruit of humility to pray for this year when we passed bookmarks with the fruits and gifts of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost - one of the Society customs that I love. I am happy with what I drew as I feel the need for both fortitude and humility.