GOD IS LOVE

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD March 14, 2021  Fourth Sunday of Lent WORD of the DAY  Jesus said to Nicodemus: “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him will not be condemned, but whoever does not believe has already been condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the verdict, that the light came into the world, but people preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed. But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in...

Learn from Creation

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 34th Friday of Ordinary Time November 27, 2020 WORD of the DAY  He taught them a lesson. “Consider the fig tree and all the other trees. When their buds burst open, you see for yourselves and know that summer is now near; in the same way, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near.  Amen, I say to you, this generation will not pass away until all these things have taken place.  Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.” (Luke 21: 29-33) How shall I live this Word?   A parable, taken from the fields, teaches and stimulates us to evaluate: “Look at the fig tree … learn!”. The fig is a plant that sheds its leaves and this fact in Israel is unique; and then it seems that its winter break is longer than other fruit trees. Finally, with the first warm days, the fruit sprouts together with the new branches, like the leaves, without passing through the flower to be pollinated; and in sprouting the fruit also precedes the leaves. There is therefore an essentiality and an immediacy that...