Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Friday, February 22, 2019 Feast of the Chair of St. Peter WORD of the DAY The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I lack. In green pastures he makes me lie down; to still waters he leads me; he restores my soul. He guides me along right paths for the sake of his name. (Psalm 23) How shall I live this Word? This is one of the most known of the Book of Psalms. It is familiar and it helps us to let ourselves be guided on paths where justice, truth, love, and beauty are lived with the Lord. They illumine us and always open rays of hope in whatever physical, psychological, or spiritual condition we find ourselves. Lord, help me to memorize at least some verses of the psalm and let me be guided by You who speak in the Bible, in the voice of the Pope who now sits on the chair of Peter. Speak to my conscience as well and encourage me to receive Your love and live it toward my sisters and brothers. THE VOICE OF Pope Francis We can walk as much as we want; we can...

Second Tuesday of Advent

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD December 11, 2018 SECOND Tuesday  of ADVENT  WORD of the DAY   What is your opinion? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine in the hills and go in search of the stray?  And if he finds it, amen, I say to you, he rejoices more over it than over the ninety-nine that did not stray.  In just the same way, it is not the will of your heavenly Father that one of these little ones be lost.   (Matthew  18: 12-14)  How shall I live this Word? Among many myths that have fascinated our imagination, among many exemplary personalities, real or the result of fantastic elaboration, which have followed one another over the centuries, there is one that has resisted the wear and tear of time and that still attracts attention and arouses curiosity. It is the image of the ‘good shepherd’ that this passage from Matthew presents to us as a pearl set in the beautiful tapestry of chapter 18, entirely dedicated to fraternal life. Surreal or bucolic at a superficial glance, in its paradoxical appearance it translates the identity...