segunda-feira, 22 de setembro de 2014

Gospel Of Sunday 2.014/09/21

Author: Antoni BigCuore*

Date: 09/19/2014
Time: 17.16 hrs

Biblical foundation - Matthew 20, 1-16 - Isaiah 55: 6-9 - Psalm 144 

The reflection this Sunday is based on the Gospel of Matthew, chapter 20, verses 1-16, transcribed below:
At that time, Jesus told this parable to his disciples:
1 "The kingdom of heaven is like the story of the boss who went out at dawn to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2Combinou with workers one denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
3The nine in the morning, the boss went out again, and saw others standing in the square, unemployed, 4and said to them, 'Go ye also into the vineyard! And I will pay you whatever is right

'5D they were. The boss went out again around noon and three o'clock, and did likewise.
6Saindo again about five o'clock in the afternoon, and found others standing in the square, and said to them, 'Why stand ye here all the day idle?' 7Eles answered, 'Because no one hired us.' The boss said to them, 'Go ye also into my vineyard.'
8Quando reached late, the boss told the manager, 'Call the laborers and pay them a daily everyone, beginning from the last unto the first!' 

9Vieram those who were hired at five o'clock and each received a denarius. 10In Next came who were hired first, and thought that they would receive more. But each of them also received a denarius.
11Ao receive payment, they began to grumble against the boss: 12'Estes last worked only one hour, and you made ​​them equal to us who have borne the fatigue and the heat all day. '

13 Then the master said to one of them, 'Friend, I have not been unfair to you. Do not combine a silver coin? 14Toma what is yours and back home! I want to give this who was hired last the same as I gave you. 15by happen to have no right to do what I want with what belongs to me? Or are you envious because I am being nice? '
16aAssim, the last shall be first and the first shall be last. "(1)
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A.BIGCUORE´S REFLECTION: Can we infer from this beautiful passage from Matthew's Gospel, that God is no respecter of persons. All are invited to the Kingdom of God. Are recipients of His infinite mercy all. As one Jesuit priest I have met in 60 years, that if God is simply being FAIR, no one on earth would be saved

The divine logic is quite different from human logic. It not based on meritocracy as the Jews of Jesus' day understood. The text does not say, but probably the workers soon began very early and therefore worked all day complained that they were receiving little regarding those workers who were invited to work in the vineyard and the evening were the strongest men therefore his administrator had been invited to work all day

They were jealous of those who worked only ¼ of the day set. But God was with all FAIR. Everyone promised them a silver coin and did so.
Specifically noted that the pastoral, in general, acting in their respective parishes. Some work harder than others because we often have more time than others. The retirees, for example, has more time than a young man who works all day. Thus by every Christian in his power MUST for your talent to the community. Put aside the "gossips", the "jealous", because what counts is the WORK HELD BEFORE THE EYES OF GOD!.

The Kingdom of God is always under construction. Each generation does its part. That is why the world today is in need of being reevangelizado, because the harvest is plentiful but the workers are missing.
"In the UK there is no room for jealousy. Those who think they possess merit than others should learn that the Kingdom is free gift. "(2)
A happy and holy Sunday to all brothers and sisters in Christ! Shalom

(1) Excerpt from the daily liturgy of the portal New Song

(2) Footnote referring to chapter 20, 1-16, Bible Pauline, pastoral edition, page 1265/66. 

(3) (*) A.BigCuore is Catholic Christian writer and communicator of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire planet. Know his BLOG LIVE WELL - HTTP:// - (self, homeostatic spirituality and healthy living). The homeostatic integral dimension of human beings seeking to three-dimensional balance: spirit, mind and body.
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