BEM VIVER BRAZIL
domingo, 18 de março de 2012
God Or The World? The Choices is Yours!
Antoni BigCuore *
(Sp.sp.17.03.2012, Saturday at 19.16 hrs.)
From our age of reason, life leads us to make decisions big and small.
Everything in life, are the result of our choices!
Choose between good and evil, between right and wrong, all this implies results in consequences in the future, they will be good or bad depending on our choices.
God offers us life, but the world offers us to death!
The choice is entirely ours, since He created us FREE!
Read the Book of Sirach, Chapter 15.
There you find any basis of free will.
The scripture readings this Sunday (3/18/2012) according to the Catholic Church Rome, are:
Second Book of Chronicles, chapter 36, 14-16-19-23:
In those days, 14todos the chief priests and the people multiplied his infidelities, imitating the detestable practices of pagan nations, and defiled the temple that the Lord had hallowed in Jerusalem.
15Ora, the Lord God of their fathers drove them often the word through his messengers, admonishing them with care every day, because he had compassion on his people and his own home.
16 But they mocked the Messengers of God, despised his words, until the wrath of the Lord arose against his people and there was no remedy.
19th enemies burned the house of God and smashed down the walls of Jerusalem, set fire to all the fortified buildings and destroyed everything that was precious.
20Nabucodonosor led captive to Babylon all who escaped the sword, and they became slaves to the king and his sons until the rule went to the king of the Persians.
21Assim was fulfilled the word of the Lord spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah: "Until the land had enjoyed her Sabbaths, it will rest all the days of desolation, until seventy years are fulfilled."
22No first year of the reign of Cyrus king of Persia, to fulfill the word of the Lord spoken by the mouth of Jeremiah, the Lord moved the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, who had published in his whole kingdom, by word of mouth
and in writing, the following proclamation:
23 "Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD God of heaven, gave me all the kingdoms of the earth, and charged me to build him a temple in Jerusalem, which is the country of Judah Who among you all belong
to his people?
May the Lord your God is with him, and put it on the way. "
Reading from the Letter of Paul to the Ephesians, chapter 2, 4-10:
Brothers: 4Deus is rich in mercy.
Because of the great love wherewith he loved us, 5When were dead because of our sins, he gave us life with Christ.
It is by grace you are saved!
6Deus raised us up with Christ and made us sit together in heaven, by virtue of our union with Jesus Christ.
7Assim, by the kindness shown us in Jesus Christ, God wanted to show, through the centuries to come, the incomparable riches
8Com end, it is by grace are ye saved through faith.
And that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God!
9Não of works, lest anyone be proud of.
10Pois is he who made us, we were created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand for us to do.
Gospel of John, chapter 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, 15para that all who believe in him have eternal life.
16Pois God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that he die not everyone who believes in him, but have everlasting life.
17from fact, God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through him.
18Quem believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because they believed in the name of the only begotten Son.
19Ora, this is the judgment: the light came into the world, but men loved darkness rather than light because their deeds were evil.
20Quem does evil hates the light and not come into the light, so that their actions are not reported.
21Mas, who acts as the truth comes to the light, which becomes apparent that their actions are done in God.
A.BIGCUORE 'S REFLEXION:
All three readings today are beautiful!
We can clearly notice the connection between the three.
Indeed, the Catholic liturgy is always very consistent.
Generally readings have any connection between them.
The People of Israel, every time I turned away from God, suffered.
Not that God punishes anyone.
Are the free choices that imply a particular result, good or bad, depending on people's choices.
The people stray from the paths of the Lord God.
From there came the consequences.
Nebuchadnezzar, one of the idolatrous kings who built a statue of 30 meters by 3 wide, fully solid gold!.
Lo and behold!
This really is idolatry!
Well, it invades and destroys Jerusalem and its temple, taking with him the Jews as prisoners.
The people suffered more than 40 years!(It was occorred in 538,Years Before Christ).
But God's mercy is infinite and always gave one more chance to convert to the people astray.
King Cyrus comes and "boot house in order" rebuilding the Temple and restoring liberty to the captives.
In the Gospel of John, it happened more or less the same thing.
God loved the world so that he sent his only Son, Jesus Christ, as the
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
and, unfortunately, men preferred the DARKNESS!.
My brothers and sisters in Christ, there comes a point in life we have to CHOOSE: either God or the world?
What do you choose??
JESUS I chose a long time ago.
The troubles do not end due to this choice, but victory is certain!
When we get to the Court of God, will come from the heart "light and conscience" because we did what God wants all his children: they use the talents He has given us in solidarity and fraternity.
PAYS TO FOLLOW JESUS!
NEVER DELETE YOUR LIGHT AND ALWAYS IN OUR WAYS jar!.
BY wherever we go, ALWAYS HAVE IT IN YOUR ANGELS PROTECTING A!.
Praise be to God forever!
And that descend upon you, my brother and sister, the Blessing of God Almighty, He who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen!
(*) Author is a Catholic Christian Writer in Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo.
Get his BLOG GOOD LIVING-BEM VIVER - http://antonibigcuore.blogspot.com and his link: www.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibigcuore
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