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)

domingo, 14 de agosto de 2022


Friends, I wish I was close to you. I'm not a star, but all I want is for us to be closer to Jesus Christ in his words, in the Gospel. We will pass on but his word will remain and it must make a home in our life. I believe that one day we will be full of graces in the Father's house, but until then life is a battle, where love must win. The liturgy exhorts us: “Turn away from all the sins you practice. Create for yourselves a new heart and a new spirit.” Let us renew our willingness to walk uprightly in the ways of the Kingdom of God. I came to cast fire on the earth" - fire means the judgment of God, in the sense of purifying and consuming (cf. Lk 17,29-30). There is also the question of the Holy Spirit, who comes as if with tongues of fire (cf. Lk 3,16; Acts 2,3,19). “another sinner”, of the one who has not yet made a choice for Jesus. It is the same logic of those who wanted to pull out the tares before the time of harvest. cf. Sph 1:18; 3:8) What is wanted here is not the destruction of people, but of sin, of the evil that destroys man. The fire that Jesus wanted to bring is the one that purifies and, at the same time, , saves, is meant by His Word, His Message, and His Spirit.

2. "I must receive a baptism, and how anxious I am until this is accomplished!" - here he refers to the immersion in the death of Jesus himself (cf. Ps 124,4-5). This reality will indicate the bath of regeneration of those who are born to God through baptism, to form the new people of God (cf. Acts 1:5; 2:38; 2Pt 2:5-6). The death of Jesus is a judgment of God for the world: it is a victory that saves and condemns. It is salvation for all who have opened themselves to the love of God; it is condemnation to those who did not care for the gift of himself for their good, and yet forsook him, despising him like a plague.

3. Jesus comes like a "fire that devours, like a torrent that overflows" (cf. Is 30,27-28,30), so that nothing else can be understood other than the judgment of God for humanity. Since the incarnation, God's action is decisive for everyone. In himself, the Son of God judges the world. In his emptying, in the words he speaks, in the way he serves people, in his way of being a prophet, in death and resurrection. The whole life of Jesus Christ demands an absolute choice. Faced with it, one cannot stay "on the fence": either one is for or against. So, the death of Jesus makes this judgment of God more directly present, showing it as a fire that devours.

4. Reading it this way, we see why Jesus' presence clearly indicates division. Since He is peace, He does not intend to establish in the world a peace of political agreements, of absence of conflicts in the name of fame and silence in the face of injustices in the world, or even to avoid hurting A or B. The peace that Jesus carries with him it is the fruit of a decisive and, therefore, absolute choice, and He must be chosen. There will be no true peace outside of HIM. In this case, the division does not take place through a game of interests of one against the other, but because of the Truth, of the greater Good, of salvation itself. And this should cause neither astonishment nor fear. Many unwilling to embrace such a reality create problems, withdraw, perhaps even isolating themselves. Who, in fact, had a true encounter with Jesus, never wants to go back to the past, does not cling to ideologies and the most diverse so-called “intelligent” ways of thinking about man, because now, in the name of Jesus, what is not true is discarded. Choosing Jesus allows man to see the world with God's eyes. God bless you and keep you, have mercy on us.

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