Le 21 Octobre

Publié le 20 Octobre 2016

Texte de l'Évangile (Lc 12,54-59):

 Jésus disait encore à la foule: «Quand vous voyez un nuage monter au couchant, vous dites aussitôt qu'il va pleuvoir, et c'est ce qui arrive. Et quand vous voyez souffler le vent du sud, vous dites qu'il fera très chaud, et cela arrive. Esprits faux! L'aspect de la terre et du ciel, vous savez le juger; mais le temps où nous sommes, pourquoi ne savez-vous pas le juger? Et pourquoi aussi ne jugez-vous pas par vous-mêmes ce qui est juste? Ainsi, quand tu vas avec ton adversaire devant le magistrat, pendant que tu es en chemin efforce-toi de te libérer envers lui, pour éviter qu'il ne te traîne devant le juge, que le juge ne te livre au percepteur des amendes, et que celui-ci ne te jette en prison. Je te le dis: tu n'en sortiras pas avant d'avoir payé jusqu'au dernier centime»


Le message


La capacité de discernement est un don que Dieu nous a offert. Ce don peut nous aider à interpréter non seulement  les évènements qui se passent autour de nous, mais aussi dans les vides comme nous dit dans l’évangile, ‘il a vu et cru’, à découvrir la vérité du ciel, l’œuvre de Dieu en nous. Ce discernement nous force à vivre ensembles, et aussi à nous réconcilier avec les uns et les autres. Si nous n’utilisons pas correctement nous allons non seulement perdre ce don reçu, mais nous ferons mal à nous-mêmes, en discernant par apparence et par tout ce qui nous plais, et par volontairement ignorant la volonté de Dieu.


In English

Scripture:  Luke 12:54-59

54 He also said to the multitudes, "When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, `A shower is coming'; and so it happens. 55 And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, `There will be scorching heat'; and it happens. 56 You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky; but why do you not know how to interpret the present time? 57 "And why do you not judge for yourselves what is right?58 As you go with your accuser before the magistrate, make an effort to settle with him on the way, lest he drag you to the judge, and the judge hand you over to the officer, and the officer put you in prison. 59 I tell you, you will never get out till you have paid the very last copper."



Let us contemplate on the capacity to discern on what is good and bad for us. God has given to each and every one of us, according to our needs and capacities, the intelligence to interpret not only material or terrestrial truths, but also spiritual and divine truths. This discovery of divine truth will help us to discover our own identity. And this true self-image or the true identity as the child of God, will give us the necessary strength to grow in virtues and goodness.  It is thus accorded that a man of God depends not only by appearances and earthly realities, but rather divine wisdom inspired by the Holy Spirit, looking always the will of the Father, or behaves as God acts. Thus he becomes generous and open to the divine realities, in all the aspects of life which help the humanity to grow, including his own personal growth. Do we have the courage to abandon ourselves fully to God?


Signs from the Law point to the dawn of the Mystery of Christ, by Cyril of Alexandria (376-444 AD)

"People focus their attention on things of this kind. From long observation and practice they tell beforehand when rain will fall or violent winds will blow. One especially sees that sailors are very skillful in this matter. He says that it would be suitable for those who can calculate things of this sort and may foretell storms that are about to happen to focus the penetrating eyes of the mind also on important matters. What are these? The law showed beforehand the mystery of Christ, that he would shine out in the last ages of the world on the inhabitants of the earth and submit to be a sacrifice for the salvation of all. It even commanded a lamb to be sacrificed as a type of him who died towards evening and at lighting of lamps (Exodus 12:6). 
    "We might now understand that when, like the day, this world was declining to its close, the great, precious and truly saving passion would be fulfilled. The door of salvation would be thrown wide open to those who believe in him, and abundant happiness be their share. In the Song of Songs, we also find Christ calling to the bride described there. The bride personally represents the church, in these words, 'Arise, come, my neighbor, my beautiful dove. Look, the winter is past, and the rain is gone. It has passed away. The flowers appear on the ground. The time of the pruning has come' (Song 2:10-12). As I said, a certain springlike calm was about to arise for those who believe in him." 
(excerpt from COMMENTARY ON LUKE, HOMILY 95)





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