Friday of the 29th week in ordinary time (Lk 12, 54-59)

Vou know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky; but this moment why don’t you know how to interpret it? And why also don’t you judge for yourself what is right? “ The conjunction of these two “whys” is formidable: not only “At all times, to scrutinize the signs of the times and interpret them in the light of the Gospel” (Gaudium et spes, 4.1), but it is a question of doing it by ourselves, with a savvy which is never satisfied with opinion. This wise clairvoyance requires attention and an understanding of which the patient and praying toil cannot be delegated to anyone. Capable of anticipating the weather and the economy, quick to darken our agendas, to judge our elders, we are all the more responsible for identifying what is happening in our own heart, even in our relations and cooperation. We will then see the rectifications to be made there before it turns out badly, the reconciliations to be undertaken while it is time here below. Purified by this quest for wisdom, beggars of humility and the patient gentleness to which God invites us, we will be “The people of those who seek him” and may he bless, this assembly of brothers granted to the one and the same “Father of all, above all, by all, and in all”.


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