FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
14 OCTOBER 2021
29TH Thursday of Ordinary Time
The Lord said: “Woe to you who build the memorials of the prophets whom your fathers killed. Consequently, you bear witness and give consent to the deeds of your ancestors, for they killed them and you do the building. Therefore, the wisdom of God said, I will send to them prophets and Apostles; some of them they will kill and persecute’ in order that this generation might be charged with the blood of all the prophets shed since the foundation of the world, from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah who died between the altar and the temple building. Yes, I tell you, this generation will be charged with their blood! Woe to you, scholars of the law! You have taken away the key of knowledge. You yourselves did not enter and you stopped those trying to enter.” When Jesus left, the scribes and Pharisees began to act with hostility toward him and to interrogate him about many things, for they were plotting to catch him at something he might say. (Luke 11: 47-54)
How shall I live this Word?
The leading class is the one that closes the door through which God wants to save us. This is how we can understand the strong dialogue Jesus has with the leading class of His time. They put Him to the test and lay traps for Him. They believe neither in mercy nor in forgiveness. They only believe in sacrifices. ‘Mercy I want and not sacrifices’. This is the drama of resistance to salvation. Each one of us also has this drama inside us. It would be opportune to ask ourselves if we believe that He is the Teacher who saves us, or if we resist His love.
Teacher, place us on Your way that always surprises us, that always opens to us the mystery of the Father’s omnipotence, mercy and forgiveness.
The Voice of Pablo Neruda, Poet
If nothing saves us from death, at least let love save us from life.
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