Monday of Holy Week

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Monday of Holy Week April 15, 2019 WORD of the DAY Mary took a liter of costly perfumed oil made from genuine aromatic nard and anointed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair; the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil. (John 12: 3) How shall I live this Word? The waste … the first day of the Holy Week invites us to reflect on the WASTE. That thing that we produce without realizing it due to laziness, lack of temperance, by which we waste resources to no end: natural raw materials of the environment, polluting, using and throwing away, not repairing, not recycling. In the same way, with the same unconsciousness, we waste so many resources of people by humiliating them, discriminating against them, not allowing them to grow, or by forming them according to non-liberating and dull educations. Then we denounce other situations that we define only because these resources are not reserved for us. In the egocentric and not very reflective logic, everything I cannot use is waste … what I throw away is not waste. Mary teaches us another way to be aware and...