29th Friday in Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 29th Friday of Ordinary Time October 25, 2019 WORD of the DAY He also said to the crowds, “When you see [a] cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain—and so it does; and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot—and so it is. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time? “Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right? If you are to go with your opponent before a magistrate, make an effort to settle the matter on the way; otherwise your opponent will turn you over to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the constable, and the constable throw you into prison. I say to you, you will not be released until you have paid the last penny.” (Luke 12: 54-59) How shall I live this Word? Jesus rebukes his contemporaries, because, knowing how to evaluate ‘meteorological’ time, they do not give importance to the ‘messianic’ time: among them...

FIRST WEDNESDAY in ADVENT

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD December 6, 2017 FIRST WEDNESDAY of ADVENT       WORD of the DAY  Jesus cured many and multiplied the bread. (Matthew 15: 29-37) How shall I live this Word? Jesus had been preaching along the Sea of Galilee and had cured many sick people.  The crowds had been listening to Him for three days.  In his deep humanity and attention to people, He sees they have nothing to eat and does not want to send them away hungry because they may faint along the way.  After being told that there were only seven breads and a few small fish, He tells the people to sit and He multiplies the fish and the bread, so that there was enough for everyone to eat. The verbs used by the evangelist recall those the priest uses in the Eucharist:  take, break, give thanks, give.  Thus, Jesus satisfied the hunger of his contemporaries, and in the Eucharist, He satisfies the spiritual hunger of Christians. Jesus’ presence is always a salvific event both from the material point of view as happened with His contemporaries, and the spiritual one as happens when we receive Him in Holy...