Jesus proposes to his disciples an advance beyond the ordinary, the daily lives of people, more or less of life, those who think that saying "Lord, Lord" is enough for the conquest of the Kingdom of God, but continue to follow their whims, your old ideas, your interests. Many think that doing so is prudent enough because they do what their intelligence points to as certain. Certainly, many do not even call on the name of the Lord. The disciple is invited to overcome this reality until he reaches the essential, hidden from many eyes and hearts.
2. It is necessary to do the will of the Father; put into practice what He wants. The question is, what is the will of the Father? At the transfiguration, the Father said, "This is my beloved Son, listen to Him." First of all, to do the Father's will is to LISTEN to His Son Jesus Christ, who is His Word, the Word of Salvation. Listening requires attention, perception, respect, obedience, affection and decision. The disciple is invited to listen carefully to the Father's Word and, once involved, decide to proclaim it all over the world by witnessing to a passionate life for the cause of God's Kingdom.
3. Doing the will of the Father is also putting into practice God's Law, His Commandments. Even here lies the proof of love for Him. The disciple says "Lord, Lord" with attitudes, with love, with enchantment in the eyes and soul, with his own life. Martyrs teach how to say "Lord, Lord." To give one's life for another is to say to him "I love you". So did Jesus, so did thousands of Christians for Jesus Christ, yet so does the Church doing in present times and will never cease to do so as long as this world exists. In every Christian, in every disciple, there is the call to live fully the Lord's Commandments: to be all for God and all for the salvation of men.
4. To do the will of the Father is to live the way Jesus lived, being all for the Father and all for humanity, as a servant, obedient, absolutely rooted in the salvific goal of humanity. His whole life here has been a revelation of God, man, truth, love, life, and the highest mission of humanity. In his life he fought the thirst for power in the world, the ambition of men, the exploitation of one another, the pride of leaders and intellectuals, the trap of clinging to earthly things, to oneself and to others, and the folly of man. man to think that he already has the necessary in himself, that he is self-sufficient, or absolutely autonomous.
5. To do the Father's will is to listen to the Son, obey God's Law, and live the servanthood embraced by Jesus. Only through Jesus Christ, following in his footsteps, living as He lived, will the disciple put into practice the will of God and enter the Kingdom of Heaven. In this way, the disciple will be building on the Rock, which is Christ Himself. Outside of Christ, there is no future, for it is foolish to build without foundation, without truth, without the Word of God.
A strong and affectionate hug.
Father José Erinaldo