"So he started teaching them many things". The crowd, first of all, was hungry for the truth, for the knowledge of God, for the Word of salvation. Jesus Christ teaches not only for knowing the subject, but much more for the love, for the conviction, for the total passion for what he says, for the fact that He himself is the Word that saves and that leads each one to the truth of himself, of God and of the world. Jesus shows them the Kingdom, the importance of following him, the unique condition of salvation, and the need to live in communion, caring for one another for the good of all. In Himself, Jesus Christ is the Father's doctrine, which, only in the Holy Spirit, is possible to be understood and lived. This doctrine continues today and will be taught forever in the Church, the Body of Christ. Hence the importance of knowing well what the Church of Christ teaches. Dogmatic teachings are light for the Christian's continuity in the Light that is Christ. Dogma is the truth of revelation, placed definitively by the Church for all Christians, so that everyone can achieve the salvation accomplished by Jesus, who is the Truth, the Light that illuminates the world, especially when living in the desert and at the sunset of humanity. At dusk, in a deserted place, the revelation and power of God manifests itself, a sign that, even in today's difficult times, abandoning oneself in God, in his teachings is the best way, the only security, because only in God man finds real rest and food for his hunger.
“Whoever loves his life will lose it; whoever, on the contrary, hates his life in this world, will keep it for eternal life ”. Loving here does not mean giving value, seeing it in God's plan, but in a reality of selfishness, personal attachment, a kind of narcissism. Hating your own life does not mean, in turn, to devalue it, on the contrary, it means having it in a very high degree of importance, but depending on God, turned to God and at the disposal of the Lord's will. To hate life, in this context, is not to be attached to yourself, not to seek everything for yourself, but to place yourself at the disposal of the Most High's desire. It is also to want to be useful in the practice of good, not to strive to love, to be true, to build peace and justice; it is to be supportive, available, detached from yourself and faithful to the Father's project through Jesus Christ; it is to be facing the future of God, facing the cross without being discouraged. The disciple must make his life a constant donation, a miracle for the other; it must be an oasis in the middle of the desert of the world, a rest for those who are overburdened, a comfort for those who cry, a horizon for those who are lost, a light for those who live in darkness, a salt that, in addition to giving flavor and conservation, is lost in food, allowing only the taste of food to appear, a hope for the discouraged and a place of saving encounter. Receive the love that comes from God