sábado, 19 de julho de 2014

BIBLE STUDY 11 (Isaiah, 1, 10-31)

Antoni BigCuore *
(SP.sp. 17.07.2014, 5th Friday at 9.40 hrs.) 

Biblical foundation: Isaiah, Chapter 1, 10-31

"God does not want hypocrisy. 10 Hear the word of the Lord, rulers of Sodom; pay attention to the teaching of our God, ye people of Gomorrah: What interests me the amount of your sacrifices? ---- says the Lord. I am full of the burnt offerings of rams and the fat of steers. Do not like the blood of oxen, sheep and goats. When you come into my presence and trample My courts, who demands something of you hand?. Stop bringing useless offers. The incense is loathsome to me; new moons, Sabbaths, assemblies ... INJUSTICE NOT STAND with solemnities. For me it became a weight that I can not stand. When you raised her hands to me, I shift my gaze; even multiply prayers, I will not listen. Hands of you are full of blood. "

"Wash yourself, purify yourself, get out of my sight the evils which you practice. Stop doing wrong, learn to do good; seek the right, succor the oppressed, do justice to the fatherless, defend the widow. So come and discuss --- says the Lord. Though your sins be red like crimson, white as snow will; though they be red like crimson, shall be as wool. 19Se you are willing and obedient shall eat the fruits of the earth; but if you refuse and rebel, you shall be devoured by the sword. Thus speaketh the mouth of Yahweh

"The return of justice. 21-How to become a prostitute faithful city!. Before it was full of law and justice lived in it; is now full of criminals! .22-silver became their garbage, their wine was watery. 23Os their bosses are BANDITS, accomplices of thieves: they all love bribes, they run after gifts; DO JUSTICE TO THE ORPHANS, and the widow, nor reach them. "(1).
A. BigCuore´s Reflexion: We contextualize this oracle, dating back to the first period of the reign of Jotham (740-734 BC). During this period the greatest threat to Israel is the emergence of the super power of the time, he called Assyria. 

The role of the Prophet, and is ADVERTISE REPORT social injustices of their time. Isaiah was one of the greatest prophets of the Old Testament. He denounces human perversity of those in power who practiced all sorts of abominations, even against the orphans and widows.
Stresses noted that widows and orphans, were extremely marginalized by pure religious bigotry!
The prophet comes to comparing Jerusalem with heavy words, calling it prostitute!. He says: "21-How became the faithful city whore!" 

In chapter 1, verse 4, he says: "Woe to you, SINFUL NATION, a people laden with crimes, wicked race, renegade children. You have abandoned Yahweh, despised the Holy One of Israel and turned back. "(2)
Since the beginning of the Creation of the World, God prepared a design for humanity. With the emergence of the sin of pride, humans abandon the project of God and then passes DESIGN MEN!
Hence, all manner of wickedness, the struggle for power, both internally and externally. The strongest nations ALWAYS oppress the weaker!. 

Bringing this text of the Prophet to the present day (2014), I ask: what international scenario prevails on the planet? Wars "popping" in various parts of the world, especially the Middle East, where Jews and Muslims are degladiam centuries, for hegemony in the region.
The disease of modern times, much worse than cancer, came up with the name of Terrorism, consisting of wicked people, sick minds, feeding 24 hours HATE in their hearts; use any means killing children, women and elderly people in order to achieve their selfish goals!. Race of vipers Jesus would come today to the world! 

History repeats itself, experts say, although at different times in different sociocultural contexts. There is the case today?
A ask arises: what has changed from the time of the Prophet Isaiah (700 BC) to the present day? Basically almost anything!. At least in terms of conversion of the human heart!. (Technology undoubtedly science evolved significantly, but the human heart!). 

Particularly in our country, Brazil, what happens in politics?. Corruption and more corruption!. Exchange of favors!. Government not ruling anything! Rather, the prevailing misrule!. Glaring social injustices!. Slay retirees!. Elderly, and even children, dying in the queues in public hospitals! . However, they built huge stadiums, 12 in total for the event of the World Cup, as they lack basic medicines against pressure in health care

Personally, I witness this every month when I go to state or local health clinic. (Meanwhile, the presidential candidates, state and local government, worrying about their own navels and, what is worse, failing CONCRETE PROPOSALS to solve the basic problems of the population!). Lo and behold!
We Christians through Baptism we receive, we are priests, kings and prophets!. Few baptized remember that. As a result, our voices can not SHUT UP BEFORE THAT COMMIT MANY INJUSTICE IN THE WORLD! And most importantly REPORT is doing our part to alleviate the suffering of the most vulnerable people. 

While humans do not convert your heart to God, humanity is following their own projects and injustices continue to exist "per seculum seculorum". It's time to regaçarmos sleeves and left for concrete action. Within our possibilities and limitations ORGANIZE search in and fight for a better country; for a country where predominantly SOCIAL JUSTICE! That's all. Praise God forever!. Amen

(1) Bible Pauline, pastoral edition, pages: 949/950. (2) idem pg.949.
(*) Author is writer and communicator of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire planet. Access and disclose your BLOG BEM VIVER - LIVE WELL BLOG - HTTP :/ / antonibigcuore.blogspot.com (self, spirituality and healthy life) and his poetic and philosophical link: WWW.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibigcuore
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