Posted by: livingscripture | November 21, 2015

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

From the Word of the Day

“Jesus said to them, ‘The children of this age marry and remarry; but those who are deemed worthy to attain to the coming age and to the resurrection of the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage.  They can no longer die, for they are like angels; and they are the children of God because they are the ones who will rise’.”     

(Luke: 20: 34-36)

How should we live this Wordcommunity

 Jesus does not respond to the question of the Sadducees, but exhorts all to enter into the logic that presides over the life of the angels and that makes us children of the resurrection already in this life.  It is the logic of not ruling over the life of others, of not making of others objects of exchange – to have, to take wives – but rather, to place our life at the service of Life so that it may be abundant for everyone!

In my pause for silent contemplation, I will ask Jesus to help me enter into His logic of loving service.

Behold, I am the servant of the Lord.  Be it done to me as You have said.

 The Voice of Pope Francis – Words to Cloistered Sisters, Assisi, October 4, 2013

 Cloistered Sisters are called to have great humanity, a humanity like that of Mother Church: human, able to understand everything of life; to be persons who know how to understand human problems; who know how to forgive; who know how to pray for others.  Your humanity comes by this road, the incarnation of the Word, the road of Jesus Christ…and the second thing I want to tell you briefly is community life.  Forgive; support each other, because community life is not easy.  Take care of the life of the community because when the life of community is like that of a family, it is precisely the Holy Spirit that is in the midst of the community.  These are the two things I want to tell you:  always contemplation, always with Jesus; Jesus, God and man; and community life, always with great love.

 

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