Posted by: livingscripture | November 30, 2013

Last Saturday in Ordinary Time

From the Word of the Day

Brothers and sisters, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is the Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

                                                                                               Romans 10: 9


How should we live this WordBartholomew

The feast of St. Andrew brings us to the time of Jesus, where apparently it was easier to grasp the arrival of the Son of Man and recognize Him as the Lord.  To see and touch the existence of Jesus was not a guarantee to have faith in Him.  Only some came to believe and they had the same difficulty we have today in receiving and nourishing the gift of faith.  To see is not to believe immediately.  Perhaps it helps to explain HOW, but the WHY of things, their meaning and significance are acquired only through interior elaboration later, after having let emotions and sensations decant, leaving space for reason and proven love.

St. Paul offers the acceptance of the Kerygma as the way of salvation.  We must discover who the Lord really is, the Lord of the world, of history, and recognize Him and see that His life was full of energy but also of emptying.  It is proposed again to every human experience, of creation, and of history.  In what happens to us we find that law through which death is life, intertwined and generative of new life.

Today as I pause for silent contemplation, I will renew my faith in Jesus who gifts us with His presence in the Eucharist.  I will make my day a continuous giving of the gifts received from God, using them for the salvation of the world.

Lord, help me to put all at Your service and that of my sisters and brothers as a continuous act of faith in You. 

The voice of the Communion Antiphon 

Andrew said to his brother Simon, “We have found the Messiah, the Christ.”  And he brought him to Jesus.  (John 1: 41-42)


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