Antoni BigCuore *
Date: 09/26/15 at 10:28 hoursLocation: Brazil, Sao Paulo, S. P.
Proclamation of the Gospel (Mk 9,38-43.45.47-48)
"At that time, John said to Jesus," Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name. But we tried to stop, because he does not follow us. "Jesus said, "Do not forbid, for no one works miracles on my behalf to speak evil of me. That is not against us is for us.
Verily I say unto you, whom you give the drink a glass of water because you belong to Christ will by no means lose the reward.And if anyone causes one of these little ones that believe, it would be better to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck.
If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off! It is better to enter life without a hand, rather than having the two, go to hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched.If your foot makes you sin, cut it off! It is better to enter life without a foot than to have two, be thrown into hell.
If your eye leads you to sin, pluck it out! It is better to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than to have two, be thrown into hell, 'where their worm does not die, and the fire is not quenched.' "(1)________________________________________________________LECTIO DIVINE - WORD prayerful reading. Elements Scenario: John come to Jesus, miracles, it that is not against us is for us, offended, etc. SinsIn this text we reflect on two bias: the first is that the disciple John got a little "shocked" when he saw a man casting out demons in Jesus' name and, therefore, rebuked him. Jesus, in turn, warns saying that anyone who is not against us is for us !.
Here comes to mind, the idea of many Christian religions, whose members believe that only "they" are saved; only they have the gifts of the Holy Spirit and that, therefore, a person who does not attend any church, can not have the same God-given gifts.
Tell us what Pe.Paulo Bazaglia, "No one, no group has a monopoly on the mission of Jesus. For the Master came not form a closed group, but offer everyone a different way, which leadeth to do good and to recognize the good, no matter where you come from. Jesus assures, moreover, that will not be without reward those with the smallest gestures, do good to those who declare themselves in favor of it. "(See The Sunday pg. 04 of 09/27/15).
In the first reading of Numbers 11: 25-29, we read:
(Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' aide since youth, said, "Moses, my lord, tell them to shut up" Moses replied, "Are you jealous of me I wish that all the Lord's people were prophets and that? the Lord grant him his spirit! "Got a Ellad and Melad envy were prophesying in the camp, as Moses and the seventy elders, prophesied in the tent.)--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------You see dear reader, seamless connection, the liturgy, the first reading with the Gospel of Jesus mentioned above.The second bias leads us to the idea of scandal, of sin. Scandalize here in this text, it means take a person into sin. Am I doing the "other" stumble. For example, when we say that a woman is with a scandalous dress, means, in Portuguese, that this fact may lead the Christian to sin with the eye.It can not, NEVER, interpreting the Word of God to the letter, under penalty of incurring serious mistake. Jesus says his eye, his foot, his hand are reasons that may lead you to sin, then it would be better to cut them to avoid the "fire of Hell."
So brothers and sisters in Christ, we live in God's grace through the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, as medicines or even preventive vaccine against sin.Let us ask the Holy Spirit to guide us and enlighten us in our journey through this life, so that we can earn the prize of eternal life. Amen !!!
That come upon you, your family, your friends and also enemies, the Blessing of the God who is Father, who is the Son (the Word, incarnate word) Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete. Amen! Grace and peace in their hearts! Shalom!
(1) Text taken from CN Portal. (*) Author is a writer and communicator of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire planet. Go and meet his BLOG BEM VIVER - Blog Living Well - HTTP://antonibigcuore.blogspot.com