Author: Antoni BigCuore *
Time: 09.51 hours, Monday 6th, S. P., SP, Brazil.
THEME: THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW 25: 31-46
"At that time Jesus said to his disciples: 31" When the Son of Man comes in his glory, accompanied by all the angels, then he will sit on his glorious throne.
32Todos peoples on earth will be gathered before him, and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33E put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.
34Então the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, blessed of my Father! Receive inherit the kingdom which my Father has prepared you since the creation of the world! 35Pois I was hungry and you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you welcomed me; 36eu was naked and you clothed me; I was sick and cuidastes me; I was in prison and you visited me. '
37Então, the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and fed thee? Thirsty and gave thee drink? 38Quando did we see you a stranger and you received at home, and without clothes and clothe you? 39Quando did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you? '
40Então the King will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, every time you did it to the least of my brethren, was that you did to me!'
41Depois the King will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, ye cursed! Go into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42Pois I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me no drink; 43eu was a stranger and you welcomed me not; I was naked and ye clothed me not; I was sick and in prison and you did not visit me. '
44E also will answer them, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and not minister to thee?'
45Então the King will answer them, 'Truly I tell you: all the times you did not do it to one of these little ones, it was me who did not do it'
46Portanto, they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life. "Word of the Lord. Thank God. (1)
A. BIGCUORE´S REFLECTION: Beautiful two passage in Matthew's Gospel reminds us that essentially the idea of JUSTICE. From the Old Testament to the last book of the Bible, God tells us of justice and law, especially the Prophets and the Psalms of David.
A question arises: how to love Jesus today, considering that since Pentecost He ascended into heaven and is no longer bodily among us? (of course he is ALIVE in all the tabernacles of the world!).
He even responds to his disciples: every time one of the little acolherdes, all that time we eat these every time to drink every time you visited the sick, every time you visited the prisoners, whenever HOST WELL people, wherever ye ye walk, sowing smile, peace, affection, good education, be ye all of this pRACTICING RIGHTEOUSNESS and when God comes in his glory with all your Angels, you shall have booked your passport eternity !.
St. Paul tells us that "charity is the bond of perfectness." In 1 Corinthians 13: 3: "And though I bestow all my goods to the hungry, and though I give my body to the flames, had not LOVE, it profit me nothing. 4.The Love is patient, love is serviceable; is not envious, not sports, not to swell with pride. 7.Tudo excuse, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. "(2)
In verse 13, Paul concludes: "Now, therefore these three things remain: FAITH, HOPE AND LOVE. Most of them, however, is LOVE. "
In short, my brothers and my sisters in Christ, while we have strength, we work (doing our part) for the betterment of the Kingdom of God on pilgrimage to this land. Get to work, because the harvest is plentiful but the workers are missing !. Amen !.
A happy and holy Sunday to all of you with torrential blessings from God, who is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen !.
Source: (1) gospel text portal Cn. - (2) Bible Pauline, pastoral edition pg.1.474.
(*) Author is writer and communicator of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire planet. Meet & share your BLOG LIVE WELL - http://antonibigcuore.blogspot.com (self, homeostatic spirituality and healthy living) and his poetic and philosophical link: www.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibigcuore