SEVENTH THURSDAY OF EASTER TIME

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD SEVENTH THURSDAY OF EASTER TIME May 28, 2020 WORD of the DAY He raised his eyes to heaven and said…“I pray not only for them, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that the world may believe that you sent me.” (John 17, 20-21) How shall I live this Word? Before ascending to heaven, Jesus prays for the unity of his disciples, among themselves and with Him, so that everyone may believe: the presupposition of faith is the testimony of unity. Unity is believing in the one Lord Jesus Christ, while maintaining one’s own characteristics and diversity. Unity is to be faithful to His Word and to His Gospel, with the simple and peaceful heart of those who have met God. Unity is to participate, to feel as family and to make a home, to feel part of a big dream of many faces dreamed by God. Unity is to live solidarity that brings together what we are and what we have, because we...

First Friday of Lent

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD First Friday of LENT March 6, 2020 WORD of the DAY  “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.”     (Matthew 5: 23-24)  How shall I live this Word? Jesus pushes the commandment of love to its nth degree.  It is not enough to repent for the evil that we consciously do and apologize to those we offend, but we must also take charge of what others have in their hearts towards us, difficulties, dislikes, sufferings that break harmony and create disunity: we are also responsible in some way for these. Our being disciples of Christ asks us to love everyone above all, to mend worn-out and weak relationships, to create communion where there is division, to make mercy and forgiveness flourish where there is hatred and violence. We are called to love without ifs and without buts, without preferences and without divisions, beyond external forms and appearances, putting the other first as a person to love. This is enough!...