domingo, 1 de abril de 2018

Prayer Of Gratitude To God Father

                                                                    

 Antoni BigCuore*

Date: 303.03.2018
Hours: 10.44 hours.
Location: São Paulo,SP.,Brazil

HEAVENLY PAIL, I WORSHIP YOU, I love you with all my soul and my heart !.
I give you infinite gratitude for making me a Christian and having entered into your family.


On this day, I consecrate you to my whole being; my sense organs, my mind and my heart.
I am eternally grateful to you for the many graces you have poured into my life, into the lives of my family, and into my friends.


I thank you for all the food I have eaten from my gestation to the present day and ask Your blessing for all the hands that produced and marketed such foods.


May this day be a channel of blessings and graces for all the people with whom I will interact.
That whithersoever I pass, I may REFLECT thy shining light, and lighten and cast out all the outpourings of the wicked one. May your Holy Spirit spread, bringing peace and joy to the whole environment.


                                         THANK YOU FOR ALL MY FATHER!


                              Thank you very much today and always, amen!


(*) author is a writer and communicator of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the whole planet. Know your Blog Bem Viver Brazil - antoibigcuore.blogspot.com (self-knowledge, homeostatic spirituality and healthy life) and its poetic and philosophical link: www.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibigcuore

Christ Resuscited, Aleluia!!!

By: Antoni BigCuore Casagrande*

DATE: 01.04.2018
HOURS: 12:13 hours
Location: São Paulo, SP., Brazil.
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Let us meditate on the Word of God for today. Gospel according to John, chapter 20, 19 or Luke 24, 13-35.

We read in Matthew 28: "After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the grave. Suddenly there was a great earthquake: the angel of the LORD (my emphasis) came down from heaven, and came and removed the stone, and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his garments were as white as snow. 5. Then the Angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid. I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here. RUSSED AS HAVING SAID! "(1)

In the Gospel according to Mark, chapter 16, 1, says: "When the Sabbath passed, Mary Magdalene, Mary the Mother of James and Salome, bought perfumes to anoint the body of Jesus." (2) (my emphasis)
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A. BIGCUORE'S REFLECTION: The cross of Christ is truly a paradox. By the logic of the world, at that moment of crucifixion, Jesus was a failure, for death on the cross was the vilest form that a human being could be killed.

What strikes us is that Jesus was always surrounded by women who were his disciples. At the foot of the cross were Mary Most Holy, her Mother, Mary of Cleopas and Mary Magdalene. While visiting the tomb, 3 women were also present: Mary Magdalene, Mary Mother of James and Salome. I imagine that the Master had a special attention to them, given that, especially at that time, women were over-discriminated by Jewish sexist society.

Number three was no accident. In the Bible, it is an emblematic number, meaning for us Catholic Christians, the Creator Father, the Son Jesus Christ the Word (Word) and the Divine Holy Spirit Paraclete, promised to his disciples by Jesus himself, at the end of his mission.
Just as, the number seven (7) represents the FULLNESS, the perfect number!

The angel of the Lord exhorts them to proclaim this feat to the other disciples of Jesus. Nevertheless they were very afraid, and they ran to tell the disciples, as the angel commanded them.
The verse says the verse 9 "Suddenly Jesus went to meet them and said," CHEER! " The women approached, and knelt before Jesus, embracing his feet. And he exhorted them to warn their "brethren" to go to Galilee, where they could see Jesus.

Paul, the great Apostle of Jesus, says that if he did not rise, our faith is vain! In fact, Jesus would have been somebody, if all had ended up in the damn wood! But then Jesus reveals Himself FULLY; it is in his resurrection that he overcomes death and overcomes the cross itself.
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CHRIST RESUSCITED, ALELUIA !!! HE WINS AND WINS DEATH!
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And also the great significance of the Resurrection of the Master Jesus, is to demonstrate that also, we, His disciples, are going to all rise again, as He Himself promised us. "Whoever eats my body and drinks my blood, I will raise him up at the last day."

He's Emanoel, GOD WITH US! God, since the ancient prophets, is a God who walks with the people. He never abandons his people!
God is Faithful!. He is infinitely merciful, always ready to forgive us and give us for us. Alas, it is in the Holy Eucharist every day, in the Tabernacles of the whole world, He immolates and gives Himself (albeit in a non-cruel way), in a sacrifice of praise for our salvation !.

Synthesizing: in order to LOVE, you must go to God's Encounter! And how do you meet God? In the visit to the sick; in the prayerful reading of His word, the so-called "Divine Lectivo"; in contact with the poor and helpless of society and, especially, in the Holy Eucharist.

My brother and sister, may the Risen Christ always reign in your heart; that you make His Tabernacle alive! He has conquered death! He will never die !. He is God who walks with us. Happy and Holy Easter to all!
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                                   JESUS ​​LOVES YOU ALWAYS!

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Source: (1) Pauline Bible, pastoral edition, p. 1,279; (2) idem pg.1.307.
(*) author is Catholic writer, singer and composer in São Paulo, SP. Know your BLOG BEM VIVER BRAZIL- HTTP://antonibigcuore.blogspot.com and its poetic and philosophical link: WWW.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibibigcuore
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sábado, 31 de março de 2018

Oração de Gratidão a Deus Pai


Antoni BigCuore*

Data: 303.03.2018
Horas: 10,44 horas.
Local: São Paulo,Brasil

PAIL CELESTIAL, EU TE ADORO, TE amo com toda a minha alma e o meu coração!.
Rendo-te infinita gratidão por me ter feito cristão e ter-me inserido em Tua família.

Neste dia, consagro-Te todo o meu ser; meus órgãos do sentido, a minha mente e o meu coração.
Sou-Te eternamente grato pelas inúmeras graças, por Ti derramadas em minha vida, na vida de meus familiares, e em meus amigos. 

Agradeço por todos os alimentos que ingeri desde minha gestação até os dias de hoje e peço a Tua bênção por todas as mãos que produziram e comercializaram tais alimentos.
Que eu seja, neste dia, um canal de bênçãos e graças pra todas as pessoas, com as quais eu interagirei.

Que por onde eu passar, possa REFLETIR a Tua luz cintilante e iluminar e afastar todos os eflúvios do maligno. Que o Teu Santo Espírito se espalhe trazendo paz e alegria a todo o ambiente.

                                      OBRIGADO POR TUDO MEU PAI!

Muito obrigado hoje e sempre, amém!

(*)autor é escritor e comunicador do Evangelho de Jesus Cristo para todo o planeta. Conheça seu Blog Bem Viver Brazil – antoibigcuore.blogspot.com (autoconhecimento, espiritualidade homeostática e vida saudável) e seu link poético e filosófico: www.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibigcuore

sábado, 24 de março de 2018

Reflexão Bíblica. Domingo de Ramos.(Lc,23,1-49)


Antoni BigCuore*

Data: 24.03.2018


                  Evangelho segundo - (Lucas 23,1-49)


Reflitamos sobre o Evangelho de Jesus Cristo, segundo São Lucas, capítulo 23, versículos de 1 a 49, que evidencia o diálogo de Jesus com o Pilatos.

Como é muito longo, vamos apresentá-lo de maneira sucinta com a idéia central dele.

Jesus perante Pilatos. 1.”Toda multidão se levantou; e o conduziram a Pilatos. 

Começaram então a acusá-lo dizendo: “Encontramos este homem SUBVERTENDO nossa nação, impedindo que se paguem os impostos a Cesar e pretendendo ser Cristo Rei”. Pilatos o interrogou: “És tu o rei dos judeus?”. Respondendo, ele declarou: “Tu o dizes”.


Mais adiante no versículo 13, lemos: “Depois de convocar os Chefes dos sacerdotes, os chefes e o povo, Pilatos, disse-lhes: “Vós me apresentantes este homem como um agitador do povo: ora, eu o interroguei diante de vós e NÃO ENCONTREI NESTE HOMEM MOTIVO ALGUM DE CONDENAÇÃO, como o acusais.” (grifos meus).


No capitulo 18 lemos: “Eles, porém, vociferaram todos juntos: “Morra este homem!. Solta-nos Barrabás!”. Crucifica-o, crucifica-o, gritavam os judeus sendo manipulados pela elite judaica de então, qual sejam, os Fariseus, Mestres da Lei e os sumos sacerdotes Anás e Caifás.

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REFLEXÃO DE A. BIGCUORE. Jesus então é condenado à morte e antes passa por todo um processo de sofrimento e flagelação determinado por Pilatos que “lava as mãos”. É importante ressaltar que a esposa de Pilatos gostava de Jesus e se sensibilizou com as suas mensagens. Mas, infelizmente, os políticos sempre têm medo do povo e para não conflitar com ele, resolveu entregar Jesus nas mãos de seus algozes.

No versículo 34, ao ser crucificado ao lado de dois ladrões, os chamados bom e mau ladrão, Jesus pronunciava a frase mais espetacular do Evangelho de Lucas, quando diz: 
              “PAI, PERDOA-LHES: NÃO SABEM O QUE FAZEM”.


Nota-se claramente o sentimento de COMPAIXÃO de Jesus para com seus algozes. Até na cruz, depois de ter sido flagelado cruelmente, Ele PERDOA os seus inimigos!!! Essa é a essência do Cristianismo: perdoar e ser perdoado!


                O PERDÃO É A FORMA MAIS  SUBLIME DE AMAR!!!


Jesus diz ao bom ladrão: “Em verdade eu te digo, HOJE estarás comigo no Paraíso”(versículo 43).

O bom ladrão repreende o mau ladrão pelas suas palavras irônicas contra Jesus, dizendo: “quanto a nós é de justiça; estamos pagando por nossos atos; mas ele não fez nenhum mal”.(v. 41)


Meus irmãos e irmãs em Cristo, o legado do Mestre é para ser imitado por todos nós cristãos. Jesus nos deu seu exemplo. Sempre foi coerente com a missão que o Pai Celestial, lhe confiou: se encarnou no seio na Virgem Maria, se fez homem e difundiu a mensagem de AMOR que quase toda a humanidade conhece.


Os fariseus e doutores da Lei, pensavam que Jesus almejava o poder. Ledo engano. A mensagem de Jesus é uma mensagem essencialmente de Amor. O amor de Deus é totalmente gratuito! Eis, o grande diferencial em relação ao amor humano. A elite do poder de Israel, não entendeu assim e ficou com medo de perder os seus privilégios!


“Fazei aos outros o que quiserdes que eles vos façam”. Amem seus inimigos. Se vocês amarem somente aqueles que vos amam, que mérito há nisso?. Até os pagãos assim o fazem.


Temos, no dia a dia, de procurar sermos pessoas melhores, que amam as pessoas que pensam diferente de nós; devemos ser TOLERANTES para com os nossos semelhantes. A atitude individual de cada cristão MUDA O MUNDO!!! Pensemos, nisso, pois.

Bênçãos de saúde, paz, prosperidade, harmonia e muita alegria em seus corações e de seus familiares!. Shalom!.


(1)  Bíblia de Jerusalém. Paulus editora, São Paulo,SP., Brazil, pgs 1.974/75

(2)  (*)autor é amigo do bem e divulgador do Evangelho de Jesus Cristo para todo o planeta. Acesse seu Blog Bem Viver – HTTP://antonibigcuore.blogspot.com e seu link poético: WWW.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibigcuore(alterado em 24.03.2018)










sexta-feira, 16 de março de 2018

Biblical Reflection. John, 12, 20-33. We want to see Jesus!

Antoni BigCuore Casagrande*

Date: 16.03.2018
Hours: 14:28 hours
Location: São Paulo, SP. Brazil

                Gospel of Sunday, according to John, 12, 20-33, March 18, 2018.


A. BIGCUORE´S REFLECTION. The text on the screen suggests that there were some Greeks who wanted to see Jesus. The disciples Philip and Andrew lead them to Him. And the Master shows them the way to follow Him.

"IF SOMEBODY WANTS TO SERVE ME, FOLLOW ME. AND WHERE I AM, THERE WILL BE MY SERVANT. IF SOME SERVE ME, THE FATHER WILL HONOR THEM "(Jn 12: 26) (2).

Being a disciple of Jesus implies giving up the transient values ​​of this world. It means detaching and embracing the Cross of Jesus. To mean dying to germinate life; to radiate the Light of God throughout the world. The Christian was born to be the light of the world, just as the Master was.

The Master, as a great pedagogue who is, uses the image of the seed of wheat that must die to produce fruit. He, in this case, was referring to his passion and death that was about to happen.

There are millions of Christians all over the world, but disciples are few. And what's the difference? Christian in name is that person who goes to church once a week by mere social convention.
The Disciple is different. If necessary, he gives his life for the Project of God!

The cross for the Jews was humiliation! Only the worst criminals, murderers, died on the tree. It was the worst of all ways to be killed! But Jesus does not abandon his Father's plan. "Father, remove this cup from me," but do not do my will, but yours. "

But, still in the same chapter, He exhorts His disciples NOT TO FALL AWAY FROM THE LIGHT! "As long as you have the light, believe in the light, so that you become children of the light" (idem 36) (3)

He who walks in darkness does not know where he is going. You will surely be going into the abyss or something. Whoever truly follows Jesus, NEVER, will fall into the abyss. It is certain of the successful arrival of Eternity!
May we prepare well at this end of Lent, making a good confession of our sins, so that we may enter the Passover with a light and clean soul! Trust: GOD LOVES YOU!

Source:
(1) Catholic portal praying
(2) The Pauline Bible, pastoral edition, page 1,373
(3) Idem, verse 36.

(*) Author is a writer and Communicator of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the whole planet. Know his BLOG BEM VIVER BRAZIL - antonibigcuore.blogspot.com (self-knowledge, spirituality and healthy life) and its poetic and philosophical link: www.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibigcuore

Reflexão Bíblica. João, 12, 20-33. Queremos Ver Jesus!


Antoni BigCuore Casagrande*

Data: 16.03.2018
Horas: 14:28 horas
Local: São Paulo,SP. Brasil

        Evangelho do Domingo, segundo João, 12, 20-33, dia 18 de Março de 2.018

REFLEXÃO DE A. BIGCUORE. O texto em tela, sugere que havia alguns gregos que queriam ver Jesus. Os discípulos Felipe e André os levam até Ele. E o Mestre lhes mostra o caminho para seguí-lo.

“SE ALGUÉM QUER SERVIR A MIM, QUE ME SIGA. E ONDE EU ESTIVER, AÍ TAMBÉM ESTARÁ O MEU SERVO. SE ALGUÉM SERVE A MIM, O PAI O HONRARÁ.”(Jo, 12, 26) ( 2 ).

Ser discípulo de Jesus, implica em renunciar aos valores transitórios deste mundo. Significa desapegar-se e abraçar a Cruz de Jesus. Significar morrer para germinar vida; para irradiar a Luz de Deus em todo o mundo. O cristão nasceu para ser luz do mundo, assim como o Mestre O era.

O Mestre, como grande pedagogo que é, usa a imagem da semente de trigo que deve morrer para produzir frutos. Ele, nesse caso, estava se referindo à sua paixão e morte que estava prestes a acontecer.

Existem milhões de cristãos em todo o mundo, porém, discípulos são poucos. E qual a diferença? Cristão de nome é aquela pessoa que vai à Igreja uma vez por semana por mera convenção social.

O Discípulo é diferente. Se preciso for, ele dá a vida pelo Projeto de Deus!

A cruz para os judeus era humilhação!. Somente os piores criminosos, assassinos, morriam no madeiro. Era a pior de todas as formas de ser morto! Mas, Jesus não abandona o projeto de seu Pai. “Pai afasta de mim este cálice”, mas não faça a minha vontade, mas a tua”.
Mas, ainda no mesmo capítulo, Ele exorta seus discípulos a NÃO SE AFASTAREM DA LUZ! “Enquanto vocês têm a luz, acreditem na luz, para que vocês se tornem filhos da luz” ( idem 36) ( 3 )

Quem caminha nas trevas não sabe para onde está indo. Certamente estará indo para o abismo ou coisa parecida. Quem segue verdadeiramente a Jesus, JAMAIS, cairá no abismo. É certeza da chegada a bom termo junto à Eternidade!

Que neste fim de Quaresma, nos preparemos bem, fazendo uma boa confissão de nossos pecados, a fim de adentramos à Páscoa com a alma leve e limpa! Confie: DEUS AMA VOCE!
Fonte:
(1)   Portal católico orante
(2)   Bíblia Paulinas, edição pastoral, página 1.373
(3)   Idem, versículo 36.

(*) Autor é escritor e Comunicador do Evangelho de Jesus Cristo para todo o planeta. Conheça seu BLOG BEM VIVER BRAZIL – antonibigcuore.blogspot.com (autoconhecimento, espiritualidade e vida saudável) e seu link poético e filosófico: www.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibigcuore

domingo, 11 de março de 2018

Biblical Reflection. Gospel Acording to John, 3, 14-21


Antoni BigCuore Casagrande*

Date: 10.03.2018, 13.03.15, at 16.03 hours.
"But God, who is rich in mercy for the great love with which he loved us, gave us life together with Christ, when we were dead because of our faults" (Ephesians 2: 4-5).

                            Announcement of the Gospel (John 3: 14-21)

"At that time Jesus said to Nicodemus: 14 "Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that all who believe in him may have eternal life. 16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not die, but have everlasting life.

17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved.
18And he that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed the name of the only begotten Son.
19Or, the judgment is this: light has come into the world, but men have preferred darkness to light, because their deeds were evil.

20 Whoever practices evil hates the light and does not approach the light, lest his actions be denounced. 21But whoever acts according to truth comes near to the light, so that it may be manifested that his actions are performed in God.
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A. BIGCUORE'S REFLECTION: Scenario: Jesus is in dialogue with Nicodemus predicting his criticizing and death. Jesus recalls Article 21 of the Old Testament Book of Numbers, in which the people rebelled against Moses and God sends them (people) serpents to sting them. The people, in the face of this situation, ask Moses to INTERCUTE with God, putting an end to that suffering.
Verse 7: "Moses interceded for the people, and Yahweh answered him," Make a fiery serpent and put it on a rod. Anyone who is bitten and contemplates will live. " (Jerusalem Bible, p. 248 - Paulus editor)

LECTIO DIVINA: Whoever believes in Jesus is saved. Whoever does not believe, is already condemned, tells us the Evangelist John. He is the LIGHT that came to this world, but men loved the darkness rather than the light.

My brothers and sisters in Christ, Jesus is total transparency, it is clarity. In Him there is no darkness, and whoever communes with Him walks in the Light, and the devil hates the light. His Mercy is infinite. God respects our free will. We can either choose God (therefore Salvation) or we can choose the path of the world that leads to perdition.
What do you choose?

Jesus' citation from the Book of Num. 21 is the PREFACE of his death on the Cross. Therefore, we Christians must always look UP, to the HIGH, for it is from there that salvation comes to us !. And let us not forget that Salvation is GRACE of God! We will be justified by faith and by good works Paul says.

Detail: Those who criticize Catholics saying that they are idolaters, worshipers of images, in this passage of the Book of Numbers it is very clear that the Lord God himself orders the prophet Moses to build a metal rod, symbolizing the future Cross of Jesus. !
Another: religion that preaches Prosperity Theology, is not religion, but business. THERE IS NO CEU, NO CROSS! There is no resurrection without Cross !. Therefore, my brothers, we can infer from this text the CENTRAL idea that Jesus, the only Son of God, gives the example of infinite LOVE and MERCY to his children (humanity), passing through the victorious experience of the cross, however paradoxical seem!.

"God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten Son to all who believe in Him not to perish but to have eternal life." (John)

May the grace and peace of our good God illuminate our minds and hearts so that we do not fall into the trappings of the Evil One! A holy and happy Sunday to all the Brothers and Sisters in Christ Jesus and that the blessings of Heaven, fall in profusion on all of you and your respective families; blessings of HEALTH, PEACE AND JOY! Amen!
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(*) author is writer and Communicator of the Gospel of Jesus Christ for the whole planet. Know and spread your Blog Bem Viver Brazil - http://antonibigcuore.blogspot.com (self-knowledge, spirituality and healthy life). His poetic and philosophical link: www.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonbigcuore (orginal 13.03.2015, altered on 10.03.2018)
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