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Gospel to day: march 2019
Friday 29 March 2019
Third week of Lent
Mk 12 28-34
28 Then one of the scribes who had heard them talked to him approached him and, seeing how well he had answered them, asked him, "What is the first of all the commandments?" 29 Jesus answered, "The first is: Listen, Israel! The Lord our God is the only Lord; 30 you will love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength. 31 The second is this: You will love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these ». 32 The scribe said to him: "You have said well, Master, and according to truth, that He is one and there is no one but him; 33 to love him with all your heart, with all your intelligence and with all your strength and to love your neighbor as yourself is worth more than all holocausts and sacrifices.
Comment by Tommaso Nuovo
Who do we want to hear?
If instead Jesus were to question us will we know the answer to the question about the first commandment? Among the Catholics there are undoubtedly believers who know the commandments of God, but there are also Catholics who do not know them. But what counts before God is to put his law into practice. But how can we put it into practice if we don't know it? And how to know the law of God if it is not announced? Are we still talking about the commandments in the Church today?
To say the law of God or commandments does not mean limiting oneself to the ten words of the covenant present in Exodus (see Ex 20,1-19), but to come to know the will of God in the individual situations of life. This applies both to individuals and to the whole Church.
In particular on ethical issues and on the original will of Christ, such as abortion, artificial fertilization, homosexuality, marriage, access to the sacraments of cohabiting or divorced couples, Jesus Christ spoke clearly, without ambiguity (Cf.Mt 5,27-28; Mt 19.9). Why then are we trying in every way to bypass his will? Jesus warned us: your talk is "yes, yes", "no, no", the more comes from the evil one (see Mt 5:37).
From the pope down we are all warned. We have two inner ears that reach our heart: in one God speaks and in the other evil. Who do we want to hear? What we think and what we say depends on what we hear and this applies to everyone.
Who sows wind will gather storm. Good day.
Wednesday March 2019
First week of Lent
29 As the crowds thronged, Jesus began to say: "This generation is a wicked generation; she looks for a sign, but no sign will be given to her, if not the sign of Jonah.30 For, as Jonah was a sign to those of Nineveh, so also the Son of man will be for this generation. 31 On the day of judgment, the queen of the South will rise up against the men of this generation and condemn them, for she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon. And behold, here is one greater than Solomon. 32 On the day of judgment, the inhabitants of Nineveh will rise up against this generation and condemn it, because they were converted to the preaching of Jonah. And behold, here is one greater than Jonah.
Comment by Tommaso Nuovo
The signs of God.
God gave Jonah as a sign for Nineveh. God the Father sent his Son Jesus as a sign for Jerusalem and for its leaders. We know how it ended and what they made of the sign: they wanted to eliminate it and delete it. Jesus Christ in his divine person sums up every sign that God has given to men so that they return to the Father.
But there are also signs that God sends as negative signs, to tell us that things in the Church do not go as God wants. Today, it is a day to be erased from the calendar, we remember one of these signs preceded by another highly dramatic sign.
We see that we deserve these signs, because although we know that here there is much more than Solomon and Jonah, we have preferred man to God. Now we chew the bitter taste, praying that God will intervene as soon as possible and save his Bride: the Holy Mother Church.
Friday 8 March 2019
After the ashes
Lk 9: 14-15
14 Then John's disciples came to him and said to him, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast many times, while your disciples do not fast?" 15 And Jesus said to them, "Can the wedding guests be in mourning until the groom is with them? But days will come when the bridegroom will be taken away from them, and then they will fast.
Comment by Tommaso Nuovo
Do you fast or not?
But then do we have to fast today or not? We have with us the "Spouse" Jesus Christ ?. Even if we have it with us, it is advisable to fast, because when you have a dish in front of an excellent dish, we easily forget "the divine Spouse" to fill our stomachs. Therefore it is good to fast. But if you do not fast before Lent and after Lent, it will be impossible to fast in Lent. This is the time when we can learn to fast. Good day