Life & Liberty

LOM 70

LOM 70

Milagrosa

Milagrosa

St. Andrew Christmas Novena

St. Andrew Novena

St. Andrew Novena

Marquee

* * * December 17: Third Sunday of Advent * * * December 24: Fourth Sunday of Advent * * * December 25: The Nativity of the Lord - Christmas * * * December 28: The Holy Innocents * * * December 31: The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph * * * January 1: Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God - Happy New Year * * * January 3: The Most Holy Name of Jesus * * * January 7: The Epiphany of the Lord * * * January 8: The Baptism of the Lord * * * January 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day * * * January 22: Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children * * * January 25: The Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle * * *

Friday, July 4, 2014

"I did not come to call the righteous..." "Soy paciente y humilde..."

(Email received)


Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Matthew 9:9-13.
As Jesus passed by, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at the customs post. He said to him, "Follow me." And he got up and followed him.
While he was at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat with Jesus and his disciples.
The Pharisees saw this and said to his disciples, "Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
He heard this and said, "Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.
Go and learn the meaning of the words, 'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.' I did not come to call the righteous but sinners."


Copyright © Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, USCCB



Commentary of the day :

Saint Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), Religious Sister
Diary, § 283 (trans. ©Congregation of Marians, 1987)

"I did not come to call the righteous but sinners"

God, one in the Holy Trinity, I want to love you as no human soul has ever loved you before; I want to love You as no human soul has ever loved You before; and although l am utterly miserable and small, I have nevertheless cast the anchor of my trust deep down into the abyss of Your mercy, O my God and Creator!

In spite of my great misery I fear nothing, but hope to sing You a hymn of glory for ever. Let no soul, even the most miserable, fall prey to doubt; for, as long as one is alive, each one can become a great saint, so great is the power of God's grace. It remains only for us not to oppose God's action. 

Evangelio según San Mateo 9,9-13.
Jesús, al pasar, vio a un hombre llamado Mateo, que estaba sentado a la mesa de recaudación de impuestos, y le dijo: "Sígueme". El se levantó y lo siguió.
Mientras Jesús estaba comiendo en la casa, acudieron muchos publicanos y pecadores, y se sentaron a comer con él y sus discípulos.
Al ver esto, los fariseos dijeron a los discípulos: "¿Por qué su Maestro come con publicanos y pecadores?".
Jesús, que había oído, respondió: "No son los sanos los que tienen necesidad del médico, sino los enfermos.
Vayan y aprendan qué significa: Yo quiero misericordia y no sacrificios. Porque yo no he venido a llamar a los justos, sino a los pecadores".


Extraído de la Biblia: Libro del Pueblo de Dios.



Leer el comentario del Evangelio por :

Santa Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938), religiosa
Pequeño diario, 283

“Soy paciente y humilde de corazón”

Oh Dios único en la Santísima Trinidad, deseo amarte como hasta ahora ninguna alma humana Te ha amado; y aunque soy particularmente mísera y pequeñita, no obstante arrojé muy profundamente el ancla de mi confianza en el abismo de Tu misericordia, oh Dios y Creador mío.

A pesar de mi gran miseria no tengo miedo de nada, sino que espero cantar eternamente el himno de la gloria. Que no dude alma ninguna mientras viva, aunque sea la mas miserable, cada una puede ser una gran santa, porque es grande el poder de la gracia de Dios. De nosotros depende solamente no oponernos a la actuación de Dios.


-- 
Little Handmaids of Our Sorrowful Mother
www.sorrowfulmother.net

And Mary said, "Behold I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word." (Lk 1:38)