Bem-aventurados os mansos, porque eles herdarão a terra; Bem-aventurados os que têm fome e sede de justiça, porque eles serão fartos; Bem-aventurados os misericordiosos, porque eles alcançarão misericórdia; Bem-aventurados os limpos de coração, porque eles verão a Deus; Bem-aventurados os pacificadores, porque eles serão chamados filhos de Deus; Bem-aventurados os que sofrem perseguição por causa da justiça, porque deles é o reino dos céus; Bem-aventurados sois vós, quando vos injuriarem e perseguirem e, mentindo, disserem todo o mal contra vós por minha causa.(Mt.5)

quarta-feira, 20 de maio de 2020


"I still have many things to say to you, but you are not able to understand them now". Indeed, the disciples were unable to understand all that Jesus is, lived and taught. Only after Easter, through the presence of the Holy Spirit, did the truth about the Word made flesh, dead and glorified, become more evident, more accessible to their intelligence and to their hearts. Before the Resurrection, the disciples were unable to understand Jesus, because they were not yet sure of this new reality, called the resurrection, they had not yet overcome the messianic mentality of a political Jesus-King, according to the molds of Jewish expectation and much less understood Jesus as SERVO, contrary to everything they expected from the true Messiah, there was no way to continue believing in someone who was placed on the cross and still as a “cursed Yahweh”, as the Jewish leaders wanted, and, still, the fear of facing the authorities Jewish people and the mockery of people because of the death of their leader. Only in the strength of the Spirit of God, given by Jesus himself, did His disciples really understand the truth and give themselves over to it absolutely.
2. "When, however, the Spirit of Truth comes, he will lead you to the full truth." The disciples will be guided by the Spirit of Truth to the understanding of the truth, assisted in the continuous fidelity to the message of salvation in unity to the new presented and in the unity between what they lived and learned and the renewal required in the course of history. The Spirit will fight the “spirit” of lies and hatred, of easy realization, of attachment to the world and to oneself, of sin and discord, of injustice and corruption in general; He will show the world the fragility of creation, the truth about sin, the consequences of injustices and disasters where there is no love, truth and life; and at the same time he will tell the world what his vocation is, where his beauty and fulfillment is and what his future will be. The Spirit will place Jesus in the CENTER, embracing the whole periphery, and showing that only through the Risen One will humanity live the Father's saving project, communion with Him.
3. "He will glorify me, because he will receive what is mine and will announce it to you." The Spirit will not announce another revelation. You will always be dependent on Jesus. The Father will not make another revelation, for he has already said everything in His Son. Therefore, the Son is the absolute Revelation of God. The Spirit will lead the Church to a deeper knowledge of the teachings of Jesus and the very Person of Jesus, since both the teachings of Jesus and Jesus himself are important, that is, the teaching that is Himself. The Spirit will always update the truth that is Jesus in the Church and in history, because His mission is to carry out the work of Christ and to glorify Him. Then, the Spirit bears witness, deepens and updates Christ in history, always leading the Church to the fullness of truth, to a deeper identification with the Christ-Head.
4. “It will reveal future things”. In the light of the eschatological future, that is, of the final communion with God, of the encounter with the Last of all things, the disciples are called to better understand their present. From the end of time, to better analyze what is happening today, how to behave today and decide what really leads to fullness with God. As you read the present in the light of God's judgment, Jesus' victory over death, sin and Satan, conclude that love is worthwhile, it will be victorious and will bring about the whole Church.
A strong and loving hug.
Father José Erinaldo

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