Posted by: livingscripture | June 10, 2018

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

Sunday June 10, 2018

Week Ten of Ordinary Time           

 WORD of the DAY 

He came home.  Again [the] crowd gathered, making it impossible for them even to eat.  When his relatives heard of this they set out to seize him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.” (Mark 3: 20-21)

 

 How shall I live this Word?

Folly is a state of mind and soul that shatters and obliges us to review the meaning of what is normal. Folly can be synonymous with mental illness, unreasonableness, transgression but also audacity, risk ability. Its evaluators always consider it negative because it is beyond the norm, capable of threatening and breaking it. But folly is also the way to change, a corridor that allows novelty to irrigate normality and transform it, making it generative.

Every transformative act has in itself a bit of folly, as well as of unconsciousness, of passion, of vision. Jesus brings into the history of His time that bit of folly that allows us to do new things, to overturn situations that are gangrenous and covered with stultifying normality. The story of the Genesis in the first reading reminds us of the first sin, of the action that, by letting deception dominate, introduced the way death, but above all, suffering and pain. The deception would still determine history, but Jesus witnesses a new attitude to people and situations. This disturbs and is considered folly. A folly that does not fear to reach the cross to save and to say love to humanity.

Lord, help us to grasp Jesus as the one who calls us to bring the newness of folly in our situations that are used to avoid going against the current, accepting compromises, and loving the status quo that does not disturb us.

 The Voice of Pope Francis at Ostia on June 3, 2018

 Jesus does not prefer exclusive and excluding places but looks for the places where love does not reach, are not touched by hope.  It is in these uncomfortable places that He wants to go and asks us to prepare them.  How many people are deprived of a decent place to live and food to eat!  We all know people who are alone, suffering, needy.  They are the abandoned tabernacles.

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