Thursday, January 3, 2019

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Thursday January 3, 2019 WORD of the DAY If you consider that he is righteous, you also know that everyone who acts in righteousness is begotten by him. See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet so we are. The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. ( 1 John 2: 29/3:1) How shall I live this Word? To work justice is therefore the first commitment of men and women who want to live fully their humanity and that of the Son of God who as such (especially if they are baptized) are called to live the immense gift of having been created in the ‘image and likeness of God’ (Genesis 1) It is therefore evident that, if God is justice par excellence, I cannot put on a false mask to seem right, upright, good, and then spend my days in the continuous search for my ‘self-interest’. There is nothing wrong, if I look for what enriches me. It is important, however, that I seek enrichment on roads that are cleansed of all falsehood and...