Second Thursday of Advent

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD December 13, 2018 Second Thursday of Advent St. Lucy  WORD of the DAY   Amen, I say to you, among those born of women there has been none greater than John the Baptist; yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.   From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven suffers violence,  and the violent are taking it by force.  All the prophets and the law  prophesied up to the time of John.  And if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah, the one who is to come.  Whoever has ears ought to hear.   (Matthew  11: 11-15)   How shall I live this Word? The indispensable attitude to accept the Kingdom of God is openness to the unthinkable and unbelievable novelty of God, to His capacity to accomplish what the human mind cannot imagine. It is a broadening of horizons, expanding the possibilities that until then were measured on known laws; it is having the courage to believe the paradox, to hope against all hope, to jump headlong into love beyond all plausibility and convenience. John the Baptist impersonated the ability to let...