Jesus heals the infirm and multiplies the loaves

Wednesday 02 December 2020 - First week of Advent - Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 15, 29-37 - He will come, the Lord, to save his people. Blessed are those who are ready to go out to meet him!

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Sunday 04 October 2020 - 27th week of Ordinary Time - Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 21, 33-43 - I have chosen you, that you may go and bear fruit, and that your fruit may abide, says the Lord.

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Dear Christians, as we have heard in the Gospel, God is waiting for us to bear fruit. That is why this parable says: "When the time of fruit came, he sent his servants to the wine growers to receive the produce of his vineyard". Therefore, a healthy body, an intelligent mind, humanity and the countless other blessings already freely given to us by God should be used to achieve good results in life.

Thus, the word of God here teaches us to be careful, lest the seed sown by the devil and our society in our hearts bear no more fruit. Simply put, God needs and expects results from us. And if ever the result we give Him goes against humanity and Christianity, He will try to recover us, as happened in the Gospel: "the owner sent other servants more numerous than the first". Dear Christians, the time has come to hand over to God the best of his vineyard, such as the preservation of life, respect for marriage, respect for the environment and nature... These are all good fruits that God expects from us.

This is how we can sum up this Gospel, when we do not receive the grace that God has given us as we should; when we do not fulfill the role for which we have been called, we will never be able to bear fruit and our share of grace will be given to others. God's word is clear on this: "The kingdom of God will be taken from you to be given to a nation that will bring forth its fruits". Certainly, God's word refers here to the Jews who refused to accept Jesus, which made him turn to other nations. But there is also a profound lesson for us to learn from this: let us submit to the burden that is attributed to us, otherwise it will be given to others. Or when we refuse to bear fruit, God always finds someone to entrust it to.