First Wednesday of Advent

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD December 5, 2018 FIRST Wednesday OF ADVENT  WORD of the DAY   On this mountain he will destroy the veil that veils all peoples, The web that is woven over all nations. He will destroy death forever. The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces; The reproach of his people he will remove from the whole earth; for the Lord has spoken.    (Isaiah  25: 7-8)   How shall I live this Word? Isaiah’s vision allows us to perceive a new world, Paradise with its dreamlike description that leads us to imagine a mountain to which all people arrive from different directions.  There the veil that covered, protected, hid them is taken away and if clouds were covering their Nations, even these thin out and disappear.  This unveiling affirms life as victorious over death which is eliminated forever.  What is really eliminated is suffering, tears, ignominy that all disappear because they no longer have any reason for being.  Suffering, the fruit of our first distancing from God, kept this distance between us and God that we were unable to fill.  The Incarnation, the arrival of the Messiah invested with spiritual gifts, fills...

Third Wednesday of Easter

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Third Wednesday of Easter, April 18, 2018  WORD of the DAY   And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it [on] the last day.  For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him [on] the last day.     (John 6: 39-40)    How shall I live this Word? We could say that Pope Francis wants to incarnate this Gospel in his life.  In fact, his ‘no’ to the culture of waste, to which he continually returns, clearly refers to the words of the Teacher.  The will of the Father is to communicate His life to His children.  For this reason, Jesus came down from Heaven and fulfills the Father’s work so that nothing may be lost of what He loves.  We too are involved in the paternal will that promises the resurrection as a recompense.  United to God, we are in communion with the very principle of life. In my prayer today, I will ask the...