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Rocca di Papa, March 23, 1989
"Come Lord Jesus" is the prayer that Chiara Lubich proposed to the Focolare community in the world, in a telephone conversation in 1989, as a preparation for Easter. During Holy Week, this prayer can accompany us in welcoming the Risen Lord in each moment, and thus experience Easter every day.
Today is Holy Thursday, a very special day for us. It reminds us of various divine realities that lie at the heart of our spirituality, so much so that when this day comes each year, it exerts a certain fascination on us and it is not unusual for a sense of Paradise to invade our soul.
Moreover, how can we not feel our hearts fill with joy on Holy Thursday, a day which emphasizes the new commandment of Jesus, unity, his testament, his extraordinary gift of the Eucharist, and the priesthood that makes it possible to have the Eucharist?
Today let us pause, therefore, to consider with immense gratitude these extraordinary mysteries which are so fundamental for all Christians and for us in particular.