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.
If for the ancient imagination the mountain represents the divine sphere in contact with the human sphere, for the Gospel it takes the form of a theological space.
For Jesus, the desert appears first and foremost as a struggle against the dominant forces of the world.
We interpret evangelical mercy like Francis of Assisi, for whom man is the image of Christ who tends towards resemblance.
Jesus heals Peter’s mother-in-law like the Good Samaritan who ignores the suffering of his neighbour and is moved by compassion.
The prophetic character of Christians makes them strangers and pilgrims in this world, that is, on their way towards the Kingdom.