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Gospel of Monday Night XV Ordinary Time. Ccilo B. July 16, 2012.
Feast of Our Lady of Carmen
Reading of the holy Gospel according to Matthew: 10, 34-11, 1
Glory to you, Lord
At that time, Jesus told his apostles: “Do not think I’ve come to bring peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but war. I came to confront the child with his father, a daughter against his mother, with her mother-in-law, and the enemies of each will be those of his own family.
He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of me: he that loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of me: and he that taketh not his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.
The save his life will lose it and whoever loses it for me will save it.
Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me.
Whoever receives a prophet because a prophet, shall receive a reward of a prophet, he who receives a righteous man to be fair, you will receive just reward.
Who giveth, but no more than a glass of cold water to one of these little ones to be my disciple, I tell you not lose his reward. “When he had finished instructing his twelve disciples, Jesus left there to teach and preach in other cities.
Word of the Lord.
Glory to you, Lord Jesus.
Although the ideal of the gospel is the righteousness and love, this does not mean that the conflict is absent from its realization. The symbol of the sword alludes to this particular condition of the message of salvation is what we call “the price of grace.” There is no love without requirement of justice and no justice without conflict. So the gospel warns us about generational conflict faced by parents and children, particularly in times of radical change as the time the New Testament or our current time. This conflict is clearly taking a position on the proposal of Jesus. Or accepting its values or the culture of the times proposed. – Embracing Jesus demands that we embrace their cause and also those who have chosen Jesus. So the gospel tells us of the reward of those who accept the Prophet, the righteous and the disciple. Love justice is also abhor injustice. Loving Jesus is inseparable from assuming the post conflict generates and accept people like him who are committed to do the will of God in the ideals of love and justice