Ninth Monday of Ordinary Time

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Monday  June 4, 2018 Week Nine of Ordinary Time  WORD of the DAY   So they seized him and killed him and threw him out of the vineyard.   (Mark 12: 8)  How shall I live this Word? These words that shed innocent blood are part of the Gospel page in which Jesus Himself, under the guise of a parable, foretells the event of His death on the Cross.  The Sacred Word has narrated the paroxysm of the Jews, their hatred that is a prelude of their firm will to make Jesus die. How powerfully expressive is the detail that it dealt with the beloved Son.  Jesus Himself specifies that He is fully aware of being THE BELOVED par excellence of the Father. The murder happens quickly, without the minimum disturbance to their conscience, tied to the sordid gesture of throwing the body outside the vineyard, which is the large property of the owner.  However, all this highlights love, that of Jesus, which we too often run the risk of not considering enough. Lord, help me to dive into the essence of this Word to be reborn again today in newness of life, aware...