Friday, September 30, 2016
The memory of St. Jerome, translator and interpreter of Scripture invites us to love the Bible, to study and to meditate on every page of the divine word, not excluding the hard tone as in today’s Gospel, which seems to evoke the severe character of the saint we remember today. Jesus warns strongly the cities of Chorazin, Bethsaida and Capernaum because they have despised Christ and his disciples, even though they were the beneficiaries of his words and miracles. In many places, the superficiality
and coldness of the past have not disappeared twenty centuries later.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Happy Birthday to Br. Ivan, Vice-General Secretary and Happy Feast of St. Michael, Raffaele and Gabriel....Arch-angels...
The three archangels are the messengers of God in history: Michael, who is like God?, is the protector of people against the wiles of Satan. Gabriel, the power of God, is the one who announce the salvation of God, realised in the births of John the Baptist and Christ. Rafael, the medicine of God, is the traveling companion of Tobias and the doctor of his father. But, as Jesus said to Nathanael, the angels are heavenly witnesses of the Son of God. They are like a bridge between heaven, where the Son comes from, and earth, the place of the mission
Our purpose in this world, our daily journey and our ultimate destination is to enter God’s eternal life at his heavenly Kingdom. This predestined journey enables us to participate in God’s mission to constantly show kindness and love to others. Reaching our destination will have its share of adversities; hopefully we can say that “we have done some good on this earth.”
More than showing love and kindness, our challenge is this: How do we let other people realize God’s love and kindness? What will be ways for people to follow God?