sábado, 13 de fevereiro de 2016

Biblical Readings Sunday 2.016/02/14

Antoni BigCuore*

Date: 02.13.2016, Saturday at 13.41 hours. 

First Reading (Deut 26: 4-10)Reading the Book of Deuteronomy:

And Moses spoke to the people: "The priest will receive from your hands the basket and place it before the altar of the Lord thy God.

Thou wilt say then, in the presence of the Lord your God: 'My father was a wandering Aramean who went down to Egypt with a handful of people and lived there as a foreigner. There became a great, mighty, and numerous people. The Egyptians dealt ill and oppressed, imposing on us hard bondage.We cry, then the Lord, the God of our fathers, and the Lord heard our voice and saw our oppression, our misery and our oppression. 

And the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, amid great terror, with signs and wonders. He led us to this place and gave us this land flowing with milk and honey.So now I bring the first fruits of the land which thou hast given me, Lord. 'After placed the fruits before the Lord thy God, thou bow thyself in worship before him. "


- In my pain, O Lord, abide with me!- In my pain, O Lord, abide with me!- Who dwells under the Most High / and lives in the shadow of the Almighty Lord, / says the Lord: "You are my refuge and protection, / You are my God in whom I trust completely."- No evil shall come nigh thee, / nor disgrace will knock on your door, / because the Lord has given an order to his angels / to in all ways keep thee.- There will be taking you on their hands, / for your foot does not hurt to some pedra./'ll spend about snakes and serpents / tread upon lions and other beasts.-

 "Because I have relied, I will deliver him / and protect him, because my name he conhece./ Invoking me, I will listen to you and serve you, and to your side I'll be in your pain ".Second Reading (Rom 10: 8-13)Reading Letter of St. Paul to the Romans:Brothers: What does the Scripture say? "The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart." That word is the word of faith, which we preach.If therefore confess with your mouth Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart you believe that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 

It is by believing in the heart that achieves justice and is confessing the faith with your mouth that we obtain salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believes in him shall not be confounded. "So no matter the difference between Jew and Greek; all have the same Lord who is generous to all who call upon him.In fact, everyone who calls on the Name of the Lord shall be saved.


- Lord be with you.- He is among us.- Proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Luke +.- Praise to you, Lord.

At that time Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from Jordan, and in the wilderness, he was guided by the Spirit. There was tempted by the devil for forty days. He ate nothing in those days, and after that, he was hungry. The devil then said to Jesus, "If thou be the Son of God, command this stone to turn it into bread." Jesus replied, "Scripture says, 'Not by bread alone does man live'"The devil took Jesus up, showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world and told him: "I will give you all this power and all its glory, because all this was handed to me and I can give it to whom want. So if you fall down in worship before me, it will all be yours. "

Jesus replied, "Scripture says, 'Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and serve him only.'"Then the devil took Jesus to Jerusalem, placed it on the highest part of the temple and said, "If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down! For the scripture says, 'God will command his angels concerning you, to guard you carefully!' And further: 'They will carry you in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.' "

But Jesus replied, "Scripture says, 'Do not tempt the Lord thy God.'"After all temptation, the devil departed from Jesus to return in due time.


A layman who knows little about the Word of God may seem, at first sight, how can God be trying the devil?Yes! He has since had two natures: human and divine. And down so it should also be tempted by the devil as part of their "script" of life on this earth.

Only with one big difference: He won and Satan always wins! Notice how the devil is smart and knows the color of God's Word. "If you are the Son of God, cast thyself down! For the scripture says, 'God will command his angels concerning you, to guard you carefully! "And further:" They shall bear thee in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone. " But Jesus replied, "Scripture says," Do not tempt the Lord thy God. " After the temptation, the devil departed from Jesus, to resume at the appropriate time. "

Most envy of the devil, for Jesus, is that it does not conform to NOT WORSHIPPED, the people of God and by Jesus himself! Gasp! He wanted to be worshiped as God !!! For that reason it was expelled from Paradise!Modern temptations are: money and all it can buy; egomania (note nowadays "smartphones" and their "selfies."; lust, POWER, vanities One of the most common is the CULT TO OWN EGO !!!As we are vain !. We can not see one millimeter beyond our own navel!

The devil is clever. It does EVERYTHING FOR HUMAN NOT THINK !. He deviates from the path of God, offering him material things: beautiful and powerful cars; beautiful women (to practice sex); beautiful house; fine clothes and fashion; TV (fanaticism for football, in the case of Brazil); Super fanaticism by American Bowal, for example. Basketball etc.

Of course, the sport is a good thing and is good for health, but when it is placed above the divine values, then becomes something harmful to the human soul.Therefore, the world is so violent. There are so many miseries; social injustice; hunger; prejudice and segregation. (life case of Middle East refugees).

My brothers and sisters, we are on the first Sunday of Lent, and Lent is time of Forgiveness, Reconciliation and HEART CONVERSION! Convert  is LIFE CHANGE! It is to replace our hearts of stone to hearts of flesh, new, washed by the blood of the Lamb.

Let us make our purposes, this Lent, to evolve spiritually and as a human being too, volver our gaze to the transcendent values. Let's do the fasting of the tongue; from Internet; television etc. And devote our time to visit a patient; to engage in a neighbor help volunteer project; and much PRAYER. Only fighting evil through much PRAYER, by deep study of the Holy Scriptures and especially the Holy Eucharist !.

In Jeremiah 17: 5 we read, "Thus says Yahweh: Cursed is the man who trusts in man and seeking support in the flesh and whose heart turns away from Yahweh. Will be as lonely tree in the desert, that does not quite see the rain: dwell in the scorching desert, in a salt land and not inhabited. BLESSED THE MAN WHO TRUST IN YAHWEH, and the Lord puts his safety. 

He is like a tree planted by d'agua edge and loose roots into the river. It does not fear when heat comes, and its leaves are always green; in dry years, is not disturbed, and continues to bear fruit. The heart is more deceitful than anything else, and it is difficult to cure: who among us can understand it "(italics mine)?..


(*) The author is Communicator of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire planet. Meet his Blog Bem Viver - Living Well - HTTP://antonibigcuore.blogspot.com (self, spirituality and healthy life) and his poetic and philosophical link: WWW.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibigcuore

Note: biblical texts in the Song New Portal.(1) Bible Pauline, pastoral edition, page 1029.
Tool: Google tradutor.

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