sexta-feira, 22 de fevereiro de 2013

Gospel Of The Day, Mt, 16, 13-20

                                                               Antoni BigCuore*

(Sp.sp., 22.02.2013, 6 Monday at 15.45 hrs.)Today's Gospel, according to the Catholic Christian liturgy, is expected in the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 16, verses 13-20.At Caesarea Philippi, the Master Jesus asks his disciples, "Who do men say that the Son of Man?". They said, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."

Then he asked, "But whom say ye that I am?". Simon Peter answered and said: "THOU ART THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD" (emphasis mine). Jesus answered him, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. I also say that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build MY CHURCH, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. " (1)

A.BigCuore´s Reflection: the text of the evangelist, it becomes clear which is the church of Christ, whose head began with Pedro!!On this rock I will build MY CHURCH, says the Master Jesus.We are not here interested in creating controversy and even discuss religion, just to clarify that the ONLY church (biblically) continuator of the Apostles is the Catholic Christian. This, however, does not invalidate the other Christian denominations. Most important of all, is being DISCIPLES OF JESUS!

Which is, PRACTICE everything He taught through his words once written in the holy Gospels.Our capacity to love and that will save us! That is nothing to be baptized and have faith in Jesus, and of course, in everyday life, have attitudes, concrete acts of love of neighbor. (Eg a friendly word spoken at the right time, a hug, a kiss, a show of solidarity, especially in times of suffering, charity etc.. Etc.).

For the text, it is clear that like Jesus passing an attorney Peter to take care of his flock, when He ascended into heaven, later with the coming of the Holy Spirit, who guides the church today.The Catholic Church as the Mystical Body of Christ is perfect, holy and immaculate!. Already the church hierarchy is composed of men, and men are flawed. Look, at this moment, what is happening. Pope Benedict XVI, resigned because he felt that some groups were creating large cardinals "resistance" to his administration also pastoral and temporal. And, in view of his advanced age now, humbly and courageously opted for resignation, as provided in Article 332, paragraph 2, of the Code of Canon Law, written by himself then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the time of Pope John Paul II.

Everything passes, only God remains! The Catholic Church, throughout history has gone through several crises and never was and never will be destroyed because it was endorsed by Jesus himself, when, in the text above says that "... the gates of hell will never prevail against it."We can only PRAY that delicate moment for the Holy Spirit enlighten the minds of Srs.Cardeais to choose the one that is currently the best to lead our church.GOD bless us all Christians and non-Christians for the best to happen in this world so troubled.GOD BE PRAISED AND FOREVER GLORIFIED ON BEHALF OF HIS SON JESUS ​​CHRIST!

Source: (1) - Jerusalem Bible, Paulus Publisher, pg. 1.869/870.

(*) Author is writer and communicator of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the whole planet. Visit their blogs evangelizers: WELL LIVE BLOG - (port / Italian and English) and his poetic link:

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