Antoni BigCuore Casagrande*
Date: 09/03/16, Saturday at 17.00 hoursLocation: São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
THEME - THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE 14.25 to 33 **
Conditions to be a disciple of Jesus:
Large crowds followed Jesus. "Turning He said:" If anyone comes to Me and does not give preference more to me that his father, his mother, the wife, children, brothers, sisters, and even his own life, this can not be my disciple. Who does not carry his cross and walk behind me, can not be my disciple. "(1)
Discipleship, first of all, is someone who follows a certain master. But in the case in question, it is the Master of Masters: Jesus Christ! . Consequently, the disciple must follow to the letter the precepts of the Master.
Jesus makes clear the context of Luke's Gospel, to above, to follow Him implies RESIGN YOURSELF, take up his cross daily and move on spreading God's design, that is, the message of the Gospels.
Why modern man is sick? Why are there so many cancers in the world?First, because the human being, driven by values of the world, especially in technology, was left fascinated by these values and has forgotten God !.
It is increasingly feeding the wrong way !. Are consuming more processed products than natural. This causes disease because it has been proved by research, that so-called preservatives cause coronary deaths and cancer diseases, contained in food, especially the sausages.
Stresses note: the human being put God in the background in your life !. This makes SUPERB take care of your heart, and the evil spirit, perceives "gaps" in the minds and hearts of humans, and therefore, shall take account of the subtle person, leading to false security and happiness.
The Master Jesus makes clear. Who wants to be my disciple, let him deny himself, take up his cross daily and follow me. Follow it implies knowing the PRACTICING his word contained in the Holy Gospels and participate, at least on Sunday, the Mass.Another important thing: to practice the works of mercy, since we are in the year's Extraordinary Mercy, nothing more suitable than practicing the Body and Spiritual Works.
BODY WORKS: to feed the hungry; give drink to the thirsty; clothe the naked; to lodge the pilgrims; visit the sick and imprisoned; redeem the captives; attend the burial of the dead.
SPIRITUAL WORKS: Give good advice; teach the ignorant; correct the erring; comfort the afflicted; Transgression; suffer with patience the weaknesses of others; pray to God for the living and the dead.
Behold, my brothers and my sisters in Christ, the path that the disciple of Jesus, MUST FOLLOW, if you want to enter into heaven !.
Renounce our ego and let us go over to look at the things above, as St. Paul, Apostle. Until the late Father Leo, SCJ. New Song, wrote a book with this title: seek AS HIGH THINGS.A happy and holy Sunday to all !. May the blessings of heaven are poured out in profusion on you and all your família.Amem, Amen, Amen !!!.
(*) The author is a Friend of Good and Communicator of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the entire planet. Access and disclose his BLOG GOOD LIVING BRAZIL - antonibigcuore.blogspot.com (self, homeostatic spirituality and healthy living). And his poetic link, political and philosophical: WWW.recantodasletras.com.br/autores/antonibigcuore(1) Bible Pauline, pastoral edition, page 1335.(**) First reading: Wisdom 9, 13-18; Psalm 90 (89); Fm.9b-10.12-17.