FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
Second Friday of LENT
March 13, 2020
WORD of the DAY
Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the scriptures:
‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;
by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes’?
Therefore, I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit.
(Matthew 21: 42-43)
How shall I live this Word?
The stone, which is Jesus, rejected by the builders through His Passion and Death, has become the support and strength of the whole construction. “By the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes.” A contemporary Biblical scholar comments, “Really everything, even evil, cooperates for the good. Everyone united against Christ accomplished what the hand and heart of God had ordained should happen to fulfill His Plan and His Word.
God is astute with the perverse, divinely astute. We make of His gifts a theft, and He makes our theft His gift! ” At this point, the Kingdom of God will be given to a new people able to make it fructify. These words of Jesus are addressed to us as well, today, to us who are baptized. We must make fructify in our life and in the society in which we live and work, the gift of God that is Christ and His Gospel.
The voice of H. De Lubac, Theologian
There has always been a vineyard that the Father has never ceased to cultivate. Already in the union of Adam and Eve is prefigured the love of Christ for His Church. This, the apostle says, is a ‘great mystery’ .
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