Saturday, January 5 2019

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Saturday January 5, 2019 WORD of the DAY We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers. Whoever does not love remains in death. ( 1 John 3: 14) How shall I live this Word? Drastic is this Word of Sacred Scripture: both in the first part that affirms our ability to pass from death to life, and in the second part that threatens perdition, death. The history, the whole history of humankind expressed also in the strong pages of literature, poetry, and art is anything but new, focuses on this truth: you really live, if you love. If you do not commit yourself to love, you remain in the putrid quagmire of selfishness that is death. The year begins and as we listen to the most authentic voices of humanity on the way, we understand this: it is not so much politics, economy, the various structures with new arrangements against emergencies, cannot be all that reassures us and gives life to the flow of our days. Or rather: even these amazing realities are needed to improve life and can do so, if they blossom true, free,...