VIAGGIO SPIRITUALE: di Tommaso Nuovo
Gospel to day: July 2017
SUNDAY 9 JULY 2017
XIV OF THE ORDINARY TIME
Mt 11: 25-30
25 At that time Jesus said, "I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things to the wise and the learned and you have revealed them to the little ones. 26 Yes, Father, for so you have decided in your benevolence. 27 Everything has been given to me by my Father; No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and the one whom the Son wants to disclose.
28 Come unto me, all ye that are weary and oppressed, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke above you and learn from me, being gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your life. 30 My yoke is sweet and my light weight. "
COMMENT by Tommaso Nuovo
The Science of God
Man is the only able creature of God to stand before him in dialogue, listening, waiting knowing loved by him. God to begin and perfect this dialogue with man has revealed in Jesus Christ in the truth of his person, without the veil of riddles, mysteries and myths surrounding all non-Christian religions.
The revelation of God in Jesus is accessible through the Word of God, everyone can read it, even understand it, but to receive it requires faith. Faith illuminates and opens the reason for welcoming God, as manifested and thanks to the gift of the Holy Spirit, which is given through faith and faith. The man is able to enter into a true personal relationship, a profound friendship with God.
Man can only know God if He reveals himself. But God has opened to man so much so that man closes to God, does not accept it, does not seek a dialogue and his friendship. To God's great openness to man, man's equal openness to God is not met.
This is a general, dating back to original sin. The man who hides after the fall, because he finds himself naked, is afraid to show himself to his creator. It is the refusal to meet with God, to stand before him as a person.
Jesus came to re-open this dialogue between man and God through his person: no one knows the Father except the Son and the one whom the Son wants to disclose. Jesus reveals the Father God to those who want to learn from Him, to whom he makes his disciple to present himself to God as a son. Jesus through the gift of the Spirit by the knowledge of God, the science of God: in the liturgy, in prayer, in the sacraments of the Church's magisterium, in the life of the saints, and in their witness of faith, we are given the science of God. It is only a condition that we remain small, humble before God, without the pretense of coming to God without the Spirit.
Our first personal commitment is to dissolve the knot of sin in view of our relationship with Jesus Christ and put God's knowledge above all material and spiritual need. To know God means knowing who to turn to, who to trust who to pray and be sure of a response to a help he never misses, but who only misses who refuses to meet and know God. Nothing to God and just to ourselves? We seek the causes and break the nots that prevent us from meeting with God. Good day
Saturday 1 July 2017
XII week of ordinary time
Mt 8, 5-17
5 When he came to Cafarno, a centurion came to him and said to him, 6 "Lord, my servant is in the house, in bed, paralyzed and terribly suffers." 7 He said to him, "I will go and heal him." 8 But the centurion replied, "Lord, I am not worthy to enter under my roof, but only one word, and my servant will be healed. 9 While I am also a subordinate, I have soldiers under me and say to one, "Go!" And he goes; And to another: "Come!" And he comes; And to my servant, "Do this!" And he does so. "
10 Listening to him, Jesus wondered and said to those who followed him, "Truly I say to you, in Israel I have not found anyone with such great faith! 11 Now I say to you that many will come from the east and the west and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven, 12 while the children of the kingdom will be thrown out into darkness, where they will cry and tear ». 13 And Jesus said to the centurion, Go, do it for yourself, as you have believed. At that moment his servant was healed.
14 When he entered the house of Peter, Jesus saw his mother-in-law who was in bed with fever.15 She touched her hand and the fever left her; Then she got up and needed it.
16 And it came to pass in the evening, that many of them were brought with him, and he cast out the spirits with the word, and healed all the sick. 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet Isaiah,He took our infirmities. And it has been loaded with illnesses.
COMMENT by Tommaso Nuovo
I will come and look after it
On the dramatic case of apparent euthanasia, which concerns little Charlie Gard and her magnificent parents, everyone expresses their opinions, who in favor of euthanasia, who opposes who suspends judgment. But what does Jesus say about this case, to this child (well understands that he is not the only one who suffers, who is likely to die). Jesus says: I will come and look after him. This word spoke to the centurion who begged him for his severely ill servant. But what was the answer of the centurion that accompanies his question: Lord I am not worthy ... just one of your words. Jesus heals the centurion's servant instantly, not only because he feels compassion for that sick person but for the centurion's faith.
In this affair many people have come to denounce, pray, and plead, even though most of the civil and religious world turned their heads and pretended not to see. Because then God did not intervene. Jesus answered the pleadings of a centurion, saying, "I will come and look after him." Why did not he answer the prayers and prayers for this child?
Jesus in truth answered, giving this child two extraordinary parents with the mandate to act, to which he was prevented from performing their duty. Jesus had prepared for him a medicine, a cure, though experimental, that reflected the research and commitment of thirty years of study, a great sign of true Christian charity, to cure these rare illnesses and hence without economic return.
Jesus could intervene with a miracle, but he was prevented by the hardness of those who had to intervene both at medical and institutional level, and at the religious level in front of him, but he did not. God gives the child and his parents the certainty of eternal life and will guard this child, for it is not lost forever. But God delivers whoever wanted the death of the child, who kept silent, who did not intervene, who turned his head and remained indifferent to his own sin. All those lay people, clerics, medical, religious and civil institutions will fall back on themselves, their contortions and false arguments, and they will never come to the truth. Above all, they will not see God's intervention on them, condemning themselves and their subjects to die. Unless they personally convert to Jesus Christ, they believe, pray, make penance and change lives.
Not only has it been prevented from the parents to act, but God has also strayed away because he does not act, does not intrude, does not help the man to save himself. I will come and look after it. This Word remains true, but only for those who profess publicly that Jesus is the only savior of man and seeks in him the hope that man can not give to himself.