Posted by: livingscripture | October 26, 2018

29th Friday in Ordinary Time



Friday October 26, 2018

Twenty-ninth Week of Ordinary Time

 WORD of the DAY 

 He also said to the crowds, “When you see [a] cloud rising in the west you say immediately that it is going to rain—and so it does; and when you notice that the wind is blowing from the south you say that it is going to be hot—and so it is.  You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; why do you not know how to interpret the present time?  Why do you not judge for yourselves what is right? (Luke 12: 54-59)


How shall I live this Word?

We spend most of our time concentrating on external things, and we are extravagant in predicting and analyzing rain, clouds, wind, atmospheric conditions … We are even perfectionists in producing data and proposing real readings, yet we do not realize that our attention is limited to an object held far from the existential humus from which actions and deep choices arise. We have everything, but we risk losing ourselves! We live outside ourselves for lack of courage to return inside ourselves where the climate is always very variable. Our heart is a disputed land between good and evil, and while waiting for the inevitable process, we have the opportunity to verify the variability of our internal condition in our relations with others. My judge will be my brother/sister when they will judge if I have been able to accept their need for love!

I need to be in the habit, even at the cost of time and sacrifice, to notice how my relationship problems interact with my inner condition and my state of mind: perhaps the causes of harshness and roughness are inside me, and not outside.


The Voice of  St. Francis de Sales, Spiritual Master

Those who understand farming and the cultivation of fruit trees assure us that if a word is engraved on an intact almond and then put back in its shell, it closes perfectly, and if  it is planted, all the almonds that the tree produces will carry written on them the word engraved on the planted almond.



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