Second Friday of Lent

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Second Friday of LENT March 13, 2020 WORD of the DAY Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the scriptures: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes’? Therefore, I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit. (Matthew 21: 42-43) How shall I live this Word? The stone, which is Jesus, rejected by the builders through His Passion and Death, has become the support and strength of the whole construction. “By the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes.” A contemporary Biblical scholar comments, “Really everything, even evil, cooperates for the good. Everyone united against Christ accomplished what the hand and heart of God had ordained should happen to fulfill His Plan and His Word. God is astute with the perverse, divinely astute. We make of His gifts a theft, and He makes our theft His gift! ” At this point, the Kingdom of God will be given to a new people able to...