30th Friday of Ordinary Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD 30th Friday of Ordinary Time October 30, 2020 WORD of the DAY On a Sabbath he went to dine at the home of one of the leading Pharisees, and the people there were observing him carefully. In front of him there was a man suffering from dropsy. Jesus spoke to the scholars of the law and Pharisees in reply, asking, “Is it lawful to cure on the Sabbath or not?” But they kept silent; so he took the man and, after he had healed him, dismissed him. Then he said to them, “Who among you, if your son or ox falls into a cistern, would not immediately pull him out on the Sabbath day?” But they were unable to answer his question. (Luke 14: 1-6) How shall I live this Word? The situation that provokes the action of Jesus: “There was a man with dropsy”. It is not said how a man with dropsy can enter the house of the head of the Pharisees, but if he stands before Jesus it is because he wants to be cured. The Pharisees observe Jesus. It was a Sabbath day, and on the Sabbath it is...

Second Tuesday of Easter Time

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Second Tuesday of EASTER TIME April 21, 2020 WORD of the DAY The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common. (Acts 4: 32) How shall I live this Word? Luke, in writing the short text that today’s liturgy offers us, could not foresee that the same situation would occur many years later in a different world, apparently unable to repeat in the footsteps of Christ, true gestures of love. Instead, today, in the midst of the coronavirus explosion, we discover the joy of being Christian and that our faith is expressed in gestures of solidarity. There are those who renounce their salary to help the poorest. There are those who treat the infected at the risk of their own lives. There are those who search day and night to find the right vaccine to overcome the pandemic. Young and old, old and young, they work hard to live this time of emergency and pain in generosity. For the Christian, a life full of faith must also be reflected in daily relationships with people...