Open to Jesus

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD JANUARY 18, 2021 Monday – Week Two WORD of the DAY  The disciples of John and of the Pharisees were accustomed to fast.  People came to him and objected, “Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast. But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast on that day.  No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak. If he does, its fullness pulls away, the new from the old, and the tear gets worse. Likewise, no one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the skins are ruined. Rather, new wine is poured into fresh wineskins.  (Mark 2: 18-22) How shall I live this Word?   “New wine in new wineskins.”  What good we do should be hosted within a change of the whole person. Jesus’ invitation is that of a total...

Ninth Tuesday in Ordinary Time

  TuFRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Tuesday  June 5, 2018 Week Nine of Ordinary Time  WORD of the DAY   But according to his promise we await new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.  (2 Peter 3: 13) How shall I live this Word? Peter, whom the disciples of Jesus recognize as His continuer in holding the line of evangelization, is committed to keeping alive the expectation of salvation with a style of life in which hope breathes together with faith and charity and is a theological virtue of fundamental importance. Here the word shines precisely in the light of theological hope.  It is due to this virtue that expectation is not dark, weighed down by fears or by senseless rumors. The sacred word places us under very bright skies where finally everything will be “new” transfigured by the “newness of Christ”. His presence in the warp of history, will eventually be marked by justice: the first and irreplaceable among human virtues.  Lord, do not allow me in the difficult times of life to lose myself in the present and the past and to drown in fears for the future.  What You have promised will happen.  ‘Justice...