Live the Present moment with LOVE!

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD FEBRUARY 19, 2021  Friday after Ash Wednesday WORD of the DAY  The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.” (Matthew 9: 14 – 15) How shall I live this Word?   The Pharisees are very good and honest people, attached to the Word, to what God said, to the Law established and codified in the past … so for them life is in observance. They don’t live in the present; life is the past. John’s disciples, on the other hand, are the other form of religiosity, entirely directed towards the future. The disciples of Jesus eat.  For them God is not what He was, He is not what He will be, He is the one who is here, now, because He has already come. So the fundamental problem of the Christian life is to grasp the presence of God here and now, in my situation, whatever...

Eleventh Saturday in Ordinary Time

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 11th Saturday of Ordinary Time June 22, 2019  WORD of the DAY   If God so clothes the grass of the field, which grows today and is thrown into the oven tomorrow, will he not much more provide for you, O you of little faith?  So do not worry and say, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear?’  All these things the pagans seek. Your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.   (Matthew 6: 30-32)     How shall I live this Word?   Once again, using daily, simple images, Jesus speaks to us about the tenderness of the Father, about His care for all of us. We can rest assured and trust the One who, in addition to dressing the grass in the field with magnificent colors, knows our needs and responds to our expectations. The will of the Teacher to show the Father is very moving; His fatherly face is recalled 195 times in the Gospels, always in an attitude of caring, benevolence, mercy. So let us distance worry and inconclusive concerns, which take up space and time from our...