sábado, 17 de março de 2012

Today ´s Gospel (Luke, 18, 9-14)

17/3/2012 TODAY'S GOSPEL (Luke, 18, 9-14)

Antoni BigCuore *
At that time, 9Jesus told this parable to some who trusted in their own righteousness and despised others: 10 "Two men went to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax collector.

11The Pharisee stood and prayed thus within himself: 'Oh God, I thank you because I am not like other men, thieves, crooks, adulterers, or even like this tax collector. 12Eu fast twice a week, I give tithes of all my income. "13 tax collector, however, stood at a distance and dared not raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying:'My God, have mercy on me a sinner!' 14Eu tell you the latter went home justified, not the other. For who goes up will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. "- Word of Salvation.- Glory to you, Lord.

A.BigCuore´s Reflexion: We note the text above, two very different situations. The first reaction of the Pharisee hypocrite who thinks he saved, showing great pride thinking that thus enter the kingdom of God.Attitude merely formal, because your heart is, in fact, far from God. Your attitude is totally false!The second yes, it is pleasing to God. The tax, which at the time was seen as corrupt, demonstrates a positive attitude, humble, and it is recognized sinner before God. Humble yourself before Him becomes, makes a sacrifice of confession to God and, therefore, pleases him greatly.Nowadays, how many of us do not have a pharisaical attitude? Who is without sin cast the first stone!We are all sinners, to a greater or lesser degree. This Lent, it is very important to FASTING, PRAYER and CHARITY!This greatly pleases the heart of our good God!Consider, then, this!Holy weekend to all brothers and sisters in Christ!What about you get off your family, your work and your friends and relatives, the blessing of God who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen!Other readings of the day: Prophet Hosea, 6 1-6 and Psalm 51 (50).

(*) Author is a Catholic Christian Writer in Sao Paulo, SP. Discover and disclose his BLOG GOOD LIVING -BEM VIVER -  http://antonibigcuore.blogspot.com and his link: www.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibigcuore

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