Posted by: livingscripture | November 24, 2018

33rd Saturday in Ordinary Time

 

FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD

Saturday November 24, 2018

Saints Andrew Dung-Lac and martyr Companions

Thirty Third Week of Ordinary Time

 WORD of the DAY 

 He is not God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive”.   (Luke  20: 38)

 

How shall I live this Word?

Yes, this brief statement by Jesus has such power as to bring down bigotry and representations that are lacking from every point of view, starting with that of art (“almost nephew to God” Dante Alighieri).

The God whom Jesus came to show us, perfecting and fulfilling what the Patriarchs, Prophets, and Sages had said of Him, is He who, with the Father and the Holy Spirit, is one with the Risen Crucified Christ .

“If Christ had not Risen – said St. Paul – our faith would be in vain” (1 Cor 15:17).

Precisely the pages of the Gospel that testify to the truth of a person who died on the cross, who had been lying in the sepulcher and rose is an amazing truth which makes the Christian message a continuous and vibrant proclamation of life.

There are wonderful people on the earth who live intensely and proclaim life to a world that is too often discouraged, confused,  mistaken.

Help me to be like them. If not just like the wonderful Doctor Schweitzer who saved so many African lepers from death, at least let me be like many unnamed people who know they live by the power and continual  gift of the Lord of life.  Jesus, grant that I may be like them, a bearer of peace, of goodness, of love.

 The Voice of Kahlil Gibran, Poet

 If you want to be closer to God, be closer to the people.

 

 

 


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