FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
10 JUNE 2021 Thursday 10
WORD of the DAY
Jesus said to his disciples: “I tell you, unless your righteousness surpasses that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will not enter into the Kingdom of heaven. “You have heard that it was said to your ancestors, You shall not kill; and whoever kills will be liable to judgment. But I say to you, whoever is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment, and whoever says to his brother, Raqa, will be answerable to the Sanhedrin, and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ will be liable to fiery Gehenna. Therefore, if you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift. (Mt 5: 20-26)
How shall I live this Word?
Faith directs differently our gaze on our emotions, relationships, and the events of life. This involves the risk of dissociation from the things of the world and this dissociation involves fatigue when we do not continue to follow the word of Jesus. For this reason, it indicates how to take root in and how to become part of the world, because it is in this very world, often unjust and full of inconsistencies evident in every environment, that the Kingdom of Heaven is brought about. The human being as a child of God gives flesh to a Spirit that goes beyond earthly justice, providing it and going beyond it. This is why long before killing, we need to work on partial judgment, on labels, on hatred, and misunderstanding. This is why before feeling okay because we have nothing against anyone, we must consider whether someone may have perceived our behavior as harmful and, in this case, we are first required to ascertain and clarify it. Jesus makes himself known in the world and with its history He teaches us to take part in it, to be witnesses to Him in the world.
Teacher, tell me what judgments about others I can prevent and which of my behaviors I should prepare for forgiveness..
The Voice of Confucius, Philosopher
Those who fail to forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must cross!
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