Having our loins girded, therefore,
with faith and the performance of good works,
let us walk in His paths
by the guidance of the Gospel,
that we may deserve to see Him
who has called us to His kingdom.
Il cammino di Gesù verso la Pasqua svela anche la direzione opposta verso la quale così spesso camminiamo: i nostri sogni di grandezza. The journey of Jesus towards Easter shows up the fact that we often journey in the opposite direction: dreaming of grandeur.
Faith is not dead if it can generate a life that is coherent with what we believe. Following the risen crucified one is the true work of faith.
By setting free from his infirmity the deaf and dumb man, Jesus offers a sign telling us that the poor and the little one are the priveleged inheritors of the Kingdom.
The pure heart is the source of unity in us, unity with God and unity with others. Bad thoughts on the other hand are a sign of division, and they cause division in their turn.
Life demands choices. More than “what do we have to do” we need to choose “who we want to be” and above all “what relationships bring us life.
The bread that Jesus gives us, like the manna, is an open question—what is it?—a question that interrogates our life and sets on fire our seeking.
Our vocation is a “con-vocation”: we are called to form one body. The bread which Jesus gives satisfies our hunger for communion.
The twelve are sent two by two, sign of the blessing of God, a sign that creates new relationships, thanks to the Gospel that is proclaimed and welcomed.
In the humanity of Jesus, who made himself poor for us, God shows us his face and imprints in us his likeness, for an incorruptible life.
God remembers his promises and now, in the son of Zechariah and Elizabeth, begins to put them into effect, as shown by the name, John: “God gives grace”.