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, 18 de setembro de 2022



Jesus Christ, being rich, became poor out of love, / so that his poverty might make us rich (2 Cor 8:9). - R.
Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Luke – [At that time, 1 Jesus said to the disciples:] “A rich man had an administrator who was accused of squandering his goods. 2He called him and said to him, 'What is this I hear about you? Give an account of your administration, for you can no longer administer my goods. 3The administrator then began to reflect: ‘You are going to take the administration away from me. What am I going to do? I don't have the strength to dig; begging, I'm ashamed. 4 Ah! I already know what to do, so that someone will welcome me into their home when I am removed from the administration'. 5Then he called everyone who was in debt to his master. And he asked the first, 'How much do you owe my boss?' 6He replied, 'A hundred barrels of oil!' The administrator said, 'Take your bill, sit down quickly and write fifty!' you, how much do you owe?' He replied, 'A hundred measures of wheat.' The administrator said, 'Take your account and write eighty'. 8And the lord commended the dishonest administrator, because he acted cunningly. Indeed, the children of this world are smarter in their dealings than the children of light. 9And I say to you, use unjust money to make friends, for when it runs out, they will welcome you into eternal dwellings. [10Whoever is faithful in small matters is also faithful in large, and whoever is unjust in small is also unjust in large. 11 Therefore, if you are not faithful in using unjust money, who will entrust you with true good? 12And if you are not faithful in what belongs to others, who will give you what is yours? 13No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will cling to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.”] – GLORY TO THE LORD.
The corruption and scandal of the time of Jesus, as we see in the parable, is also very common in today's societies. Jesus tells the parable to praise the creativity of someone who thinks about his future livelihood after becoming unemployed, but neither praises nor approves of dishonesty. It is precisely a warning against these practices so common in societies of all times. With the parable, Jesus questions whether Christians have the same agility and cleverness to build the Kingdom of God, that is, a just society that cares about the poor, the unemployed and all those who need help to live dignified way. What follows the parable clarifies the parable itself very well. The key to reading can be seen at the end of the text: no one can serve two masters: either one serves the Lord God or the Lord Money. The text is an invitation to sharing and solidarity; money is not to be concentrated and made into an idol to be worshipped.

Nenhum comentário:

Postar um comentário