Second Tuesday of Lent

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Second Tuesday of Lent, February 27, 2018 WORD of the DAY  Whoever exalts himself will be humbled; but whoever humbles himself will be exalted.     (Mt. 23: 12) How shall I live this Word? We naturally look at reality from our vantage point.  The world, history, and time have ourselves as a point of reference!  And this is how we measure every other distance: we are bigger than … we are above … or vice versa. Presumption, envy, pride, selfishness, rancor, injustice often have their root in this fossilization of positions and findings.  We are the ones who received less but gave more, because these very ego-centered observations bring nothing but negative evidence, which emphasizes what we have not had, what we have missed or worse, what has been taken away from us, denied us. Jesus knew that this dimension of our humanity needed to be evangelized so that we could be happy and above all fruitful. This is why He leaves us service, becoming servants as a new perspective. Looking at realities from outside ourselves, from below, committing ourselves to putting the other in the center, committing ourselves to looking at the...