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.
In the desert God opens ways of hope; even on dry trunks new life germinates. There is peace between the wolf and the lamb. The kingdom is coming!
Authentic faith, as well as not claiming rewards (as the saying about “useless servants” has revealed) teaches us to give thanks in everything.
Authentic faith does not make us do extraordinary things, like uprooting mulberries, but it makes us live the most ordinary services in the right way.
Wealth makes us blind and indifferent, and indifference, which creates an abyss between us and the poor, establishes an abyss even between us and God.
Cunning pleasing to God is not the dishonesty of those who are enriched, but knowing how to transform goods into relationships, in the way of sharing.