God’s Children in the Son

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD March 17, 2021  Fourth Wednesday of Lent WORD of the DAY  Jesus answered the Jews: “My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.” For this reason they tried all the more to kill him, because he not only broke the Sabbath but he also called God his own father, making himself equal to God. Jesus answered and said to them, “Amen, amen, I say to you, the Son cannot do anything on his own, but only what he sees the Father doing; for what he does, the Son will do also. For the Father loves the Son and shows him everything that he himself does,and he will show him greater works than these, so that you may be amazed. For just as the Father raises the dead and gives life, so also does the Son give life to whomever he wishes. Nor does the Father judge anyone, but he has given all judgment to the Son, so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him.Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever hears...

Eleventh Wednesday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 11th Wednesday of Ordinary Time June 19, 2019 WORD of the DAY When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, so that your almsgiving may be secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you. (Matthew 6: 2-4) How shall I live this Word? Another appeal of the Teacher towards interiority. The relationship with Him escapes from the spectacular and finds its root in the intimate. It is the unconsciousness of self, “Do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing” in order to reflect on the glory of God. When you pray, dwell in your heart and listen to Jesus knocking at your door. He wants to come to dine with you and give you the source of life. In the silence of your being, listen to the inner Teacher, who with unspeakable groans repeats ‘Abba, Father’. It is...