OUR FATHER

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD FEBRUARY 23, 2021  First Tuesday of Lent WORD of the DAY  Jesus said to his disciples: “In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. (Matthew 6: 7 – 15) How shall I live this Word?   We are different from pagans not because we recite a prayer authenticated by the Church, formulated exactly with a lot of ‘nulla osta’, as if a sequence of words could save us in a magical way. What differentiates us is the fact that this prayer is so different from one thought or written by any human. Every time we recite it, we are amazed, impressed by its distance from our way of thinking. We almost want to smile, disenchanted, we feel overwhelmed.   We realize these words do not belong to us, or at least they do not yet belong to us completely. Yes, this is normal: otherwise they would be our words, and not those of Jesus. It is He who gives us the guarantee of the truth. His...

Saints Simon & Jude Apostles

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 30th Monday of Ordinary Time Saints Simon & Jude Apostles October 28, 2019 WORD of the DAY In those days he departed to the mountain to pray, and he spent the night in prayer to God. When day came, he called his disciples to himself, and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named apostles. (Luke 6: 12-13) How shall I live this Word? Before doing important things, Jesus goes in silence to high mountains, there where the presence of God is stronger, to spend the whole night in prayer. For Him, prayer is the only viaticum for true and deep choices, those that change life. Prayer is the best path to discern the truth and understand history, the world, life, people in depth. Prayer is the most valid way to be free and make important decisions. Jesus, who is God, needs to pray the whole night before choosing His friends. Jesus, who is God, need to entrust Himself to the Father to be guided and accompanied on the journey. Jesus who is God, does not fear entrusting Himself to the Other. Jesus, who is God, teaches us to live fully our...