Meditation: Sunday the 15th week in Ordinary Time, Cycle B. July 15, 2012.
We are children of God, with the mission to be apostles of his Kingdom of peace.
“He called the twelve and began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over unclean spirits. And he commanded them to take nothing for your journey, no bread, no bag, no money in the bag, but only a walking stick and sandals would not take two coats. And he said: If you enter a house, there abide till ye depart from that place. And if somewhere you do not receive or hear you, to get out, shake off the dust from your feet for a testimony against them. And having gone and preached to do penance, and cast out many demons and anointed with oil many that were sick and healed. “(Mark 6, 7-13)
1. The Gospel tells us how “Jesus called the Twelve and was sending out two by two … they went out to preach conversion” and healed the sick. There are so many sick … Sometimes people stop trying to Jesus, who do not want to be children of God, to be away … we say we are free to go far from him if we want, but when Jesus tells us, ” Do you guys also go away? “I reply,” Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life. ” Because life is no fun without you, Lord, you are already the sky, love forever, my God, and without a “forever” love does not exist, and your love the people we love are forever … plus , being without you is an unbearable hell and be with you is a sweet paradise, until the hard times have a sense, we can offer as a sacrifice, what it costs us to join the cross to save your souls. This is our mission, Lord, help in the Kingdom of God to want us to extend your Word, the Gospel to all who want it.
This one lives in a special way in the Eucharist: What good moment, the moment of communion, when we are with Jesus, to ask for everyone, especially those in need!, And when we hear the final bow of the Mass when the priest says, “Go in peace,” Jesus invites us to bring peace to others, we take Jesus with us. We can see Jesus in a patient, in others, and we give a cup of cold water to those in need is also to help Jesus is the brother. Go in peace is to make peace right away when we get angry, is to understand and forgive, the condition that makes God so that we may find out that He forgives us.
We also talk about Jesus, detachment, which “is dominion, not loud and flashy poor classes, mask of sloth and neglect. You must be dressed according to the tone of your condition, your environment, your family, your work … as your fellows, but by God, in an effort to give a true and sexy true Christian life . Naturally, without extravagance: I assure you that is better than sin by letter rather than by letter or you. You, how you imagine the size of our Lord?, Have you thought how would this seamless robe dignity, that would probably have woven the hands of St. Mary? (…) You and I strive to be detached from the goods and comforts of the earth, but no outbursts or do weird things.
“For me, a statement that we are masters of the world, faithful stewards of God is taking care of what we use, with an interest in the retention, that lasts, that look, that serve as long as possible for its purpose , so as not to spoil “(J. Escriva, Friends of God 122).
John Paul II also encouraged “the spirit of penance and practice lead us to let go earnestly to all we possess superfluous, and sometimes even necessary, that prevents us from” being “truly what God wants us to be” ( 20-II-1980).
2. Amos was very targeted, but said she did things not by choice but by being an instrument of God: “I am not a prophet nor a prophet’s son, but shepherd and a dresser of sycamores. The Lord took me out of the flock together and said, Go, prophesy to my people of Israel. ” The prophet bother people too: the royal family, political officials, traders without morals … but can not stop what God is asking, as St. Paul: “Woe to me if I preach the Gospel! “First is God, but what we go wrong, although it is not fashionable to be Christian. In a group of friends a girl laughed at Jesus, and a guy explained to her how he had come to save us, and suffered for us, died and rose again: He said, “imagine you’re drowning and you pass out and go and unless you but then you despise me and, turning to another of the group you go with this … “She was excited by the force with which it had the friend and said almost in tears,” is that I have not been taught these things never “. We make resolutions to help people to know Jesus, to feel God’s beloved children, to never be alone.
The Psalm says: “Show us, Lord, your mercy and grant us your salvation … I will hear what the Lord says” because we are going to pray, listen to what he says: Also I ask you, Jesus, sincerity, tell what I am concerned. If the water does not run, pond and is full of bugs. I do not wanna lock me with my problems, I want them to have, and if I stay quiet the tell the person that I have confidence because, together with prayer, we need a drain devices such as washing dishes, to remove the dirty water: talk about things, confess, and passed the problems … I do not like the ostrich, when someone is afraid to hide his head and sinks into the sand, thinking that if the danger is not no problem, because although not see the lion, the lion eats the same … As a child, when it has broken something, close your eyes and think that if you close your eyes and go away … not leaving things to look, not that scary … but when we come to God, “” God proclaims peace to his people and his friends. Salvation is as close to their faithful and glory dwell in our land. Mercy and truth shall meet, justice and peace will kiss each other fidelity out of the earth and justice look down from heaven. The Lord will give us rain, and our land will yield its fruit. Justice march before him, salvation follow suit. ” It is a psalm of salvation: “Thank you, Lord, You have done this with me … You have given me this or that … You have forgiven me …”.
3. St. Paul to the Ephesians blesses God “chose us in the Person of Christ, before creating the world to be holy and blameless before him in love. He destined us in the Person of Christ, by his initiative pure-to be his children “and we want to distraction and forgives us and gives us the sky and all his love, and this plan so great we can be found in the mass. The Eucharist is the sacrament of love, where Jesus teaches us to love, offers us always be friends, “I am with you every day until the end of time.” And also is there to comfort us when we are sad and we want to go to the room, angry and unwilling to see anyone, “Come unto me all who are weary and burdened, and I will refresh you.” We ask Jesus to help us meet him as did the Virgin Mary, as the spiritual communion: “I would meet you, Lord, purity, humility and devotion with which you received your Most Holy Mother, with the spirit and fervor of the saints. ” Also at the thanksgiving after Communion-time gathering, the most intimate moments, in which we thank God that you came to us, we can be alone with Jesus, calmly, to taste.
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