Author: Antoni BigCuore *
Time: 10.40 hours on Saturday.
Biblical Foundation: Gospel according to Matthew, 21, 28-32.
"At that time Jesus said to the priests and elders of the people: 28" What do you think? A man had two sons. Addressing the first, he said, 'Son, go work today in the vineyard!' 29th son answered: 'I do not want'. But then changed his mind and went.
30The father went to the other son and said the same thing. He replied: 'Yes, sir, I will.' But it was not. 31Qual the two did the father's will? "
The chief priests and the elders answered, "The first."
Then Jesus said unto them, "Verily I say unto you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes precede you into the Kingdom of God. 32Porque John came to you in a way of righteousness, and you did not believe him. Rather, the tax collectors and the prostitutes believed him. You, however, even seeing it, repented not to believe him. "(1)
SCENARIO: Parable; 2 children as evelho and younger; chief priests and elders of the people.
Jesus in dialogue with his disciples and teachers of the law, tells them a parable about a man who had two sons. The more old was invited to work in the vineyard of the Father and said would NOT, but it was.
The younger one said to the Father that he would, but it was not. Which of the two, Jesus asks, did the Father's will? They wisely answered the first, the oldest.
This text leads us to the central idea of REPENTANCE. All of us, Christians and non-Christians, sin and repent often. That is why it is imperative to confess our sins to God and the priest. (In the specific case of the Catholic Christian).
How many times in the pulse of our heart we say negative things, to gossip, slander, against a person, or even to the priest of our parish and then calmly think: "I should not have said that"; missed a great chance to remain silent! Is not that what happens to us? Yeah, well, we really are sinners and all the time we are bombarded by the "evil" divert us from the ways of the Lord and His fall into snares.
Therefore, Jesus knowing our weaknesses, left a great legacy on the Cross, which are the sacraments, particularly the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist.
These are the main weapons of the Catholic Christian to face the harsh battles that waged daily in our lives.
My brother and my sister, how long do you no confession? Is it not time to be reconciled to God? Think of it as !.
NOW that descends upon you, about your family, about your work, studies and its business, BLESSING, the infinitely merciful and almighty God, He who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen !. Happy Holy Week and all (the) !.
(1) New Portal Song - Daily Liturgy (www.cancaonova.com).
(2) (*) BigCuore Antoni is Catholic Christian writer and communicator of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire planet. Access and disclose your BLOG LIVE WELL - http://antonibigcuore.blogspot.com (self, homeostatic spirituality and healthy living) and his poetic link: www.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibigcuore