Posted by: livingscripture | June 26, 2018

Twelfth Tuesday in Ordinary Time

 FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

Tuesday June 26, 2018

     Week Twelve of Ordinary Time 

 WORD of the DAY 

Enter through the narrow gate;  for the gate is wide and the road broad that leads to destruction, and those who enter through it are many.  How narrow the gate and constricted the road that leads to life. And those who find it are few.     (Matthew 7: 13-14)

 

 How shall I live this Word?

To better understand the golden rule of life, the synthesis of the Law and the Prophets, Jesus uses plastic images such as the road and the gate. The gate is that opening “where the separation wall leaves the gate to communion”. To do good is difficult after sin, but that gate which is narrow and difficult to overcome at the beginning opens on the great and luminous road that leads to life. On the contrary, the wide and the spacious gate and road are elements that indicate one’s own comfort, what one likes, not realizing that to reach the joy and the space of the wide road, it is necessary “to go through the heart of the Son, the knowledge of His love, of His crucified flesh “.

Lord Jesus, give me the courage and the strength to undertake the holy journey and to enter the narrow gate of Your will.

 The Voice of St. Jerome

Love the Scriptures and wisdom will love you.  Love her tenderly and she will guard you; honor her and you will receive her caresses.  Let her be for you like your necklace and your earrings.

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