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GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE, 12, 49-53
"Jesus is a sign of contradiction. I came to cast fire on land: and how I wish it were already kindled !. I must be baptized with a baptism, and as I look forward until it is accomplished! Do you think I came to bring peace on earth ?. On the contrary, I tell you, I came to bring DIVISION."Well, from now on, a family of five people, three will be divided against two; and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father; mother against daughter and daughter against mother; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. " ( 1 ).
A. BIGCUORE´S COMMENT. The mission of Jesus, from the baptism to the cross, is to proclaim the good news of the Gospel to every creature. It was exactly what he did. faithfully fulfill the mission that the Father entrusted to him.But, being a disciple of Jesus implies renounce himself, take up his cross and follow Him. And that has its price. From its birth until today, the message of Jesus, causes DIVISIONS between people and systems.
The world system, the capitalist system, living consumption, degrade nature, to get more and more profit. God's system and its logic are very different from men's logic. (Hence the Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God).
God created man and woman in his image and likeness. Jesus always preached the law and justice on earth, always defending the most helpless of his time society. The logic of God is that those who have more, have the MORAL OBLIGATION, to share some of their goods with the poor. But unfortunately the world does not think and do not act like that.
Men do everything backwards. The man in his possession and power, exploits the weak. And thus, the doctrine of Jesus, resulted in disruptions to the existing order. So he was accused of defending prostitutes, to live with the tax collectors etc. What, in the end, the elite of Israel at the time, (Pharisees, scribes, Sadducees, and especially the priests juices) there were fit to kill him because, in their view, Jesus represented a threat to their established powers.
And so it was. Jesus was scourged and killed in a way the vilest possible at the time. (Cross of death). But his death was not in vain. We were delivered from our sins and know perfectly well that JESUS IS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD! Who reigns and will reign forever in the hearts available, as well as in all the tabernacles WORLD!
Do not be afraid to follow Jesus !. And do not be afraid or to be killed by his Infinite Mercy Project and lasting peace! God bless you always and copiously!
(1) Source: Pauline Bible, pastoral edition, page 1332.(2) (*) is the author of Good Friend and communicator of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire planet. Access your BLOG GOOD LIVING - HTTP://antonibigcuore.blogspot.com (self, spirituality and healthy life) and his poetic and philosophical link: WWW.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibigcuore