2019/04/18 - Homily - Holy Thursday

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During the Holy week we are following Jesus into the last days of his life. From Palm Sunday exaltation to the death and resurrection, we are the privileged witnesses of his divine love expressed throughout his trial and sentence to death. He endured the pain and attested the love  in his own body. In it he saved us and all humanity. Love finally was stronger than Death.  We celebrate such a victory during every Holy mass. In the Eucharist, Jesus is present within his glorified body. The body of Christ we receive in the Holy Communion is directly related to this earthly body of Jesus of Nazareth.  It is the body of all promises of God to nourish his people with his living love.


Despite such a great meaning of God's presence in our human life, we have many difficulties to welcome him properly.  In our hearts so little place is really given to him (fiev place we manage consciously to him), because no longer after receiving him we consider his presence as acting in us. We pay so little attention to his capabilities to change us. We know, that without us he can do nothing, as without him we can't do anything.


The last revelations about the sexual abuses into the Church make us aware about such difficulties. Without God we can do nothing really good: it is true for the church’s life, it is true for our personal lives. How the truth about it can make us free. Only by love the one (gazy) which is seeking justice and mercy together. 


The fire of the cathedral Notre dame of Paris is deeply significant on this field of the meaning of what is the renewal of Christian faith. We need to go through without fear, but with trust in God. The body of Christ we receive so often has to be accepted and accessed with the highest level of the Christian conscience. May this mass of the Holy Thursday enables us to get stronger in the desire to increase our faith in this earthly life and the one to come. (5inrouth our faith for this live and for this to come). Amen

   

2019/01/24 - Homily - Post-pilgrimage mas

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INTRODUCTION


Today we are celebrating the feast of St Francis of Sales. He was a bishop of Annecy-Geneva in the midst of a harsh period in France during the war between Catholics and Protestants. He was the first one trying to use the weapon of love instead of the sword. He reintroduced it into the Church political behavior


HOMILY 


Until tomorrow we are still in the week of the prayer for the unity of all Christian churches. Thus we are invited to take part in the prayers because the split between the churches and their misconduct towards each other is not acceptable in the Christian meaning of our faith. Christ prayed his father to bring unity between his disciples in the way Christ son of God is united to his Father. The disunity remains the biggest scandal for the Christian faith. This scandal could be only compared with the sexual abuse scandals shaking the entire Christian reality. Nearly over one hundred years, each year such week of prayer is proposed in order to make every one realize that unity is everyone’s duty.  


We have to face such duty on three levels. Between the separates churches, of course, but  inside our community parishes and inside us as well. This singular topic is the base to both others. But as we know by our own experience, we a not yet totally unified, as much as God expected it within his eternal presence into the heavens. Thus in this earthly life we can only try to be unified by grace granted by the Holy Spirit. The week of prayer for the unity between churches and inside the community, shows us how much we have to expect from God. Indeed, He enables us through his power to be a little bit more conscious of what is going on. 


Today's readings we heard about Jesus going by the sea and having a rest. We were going by the sea following the footsteps of the first missionaries trying to unify the local people with God. We were there on the feast of the immaculate conception of our Lady. In the first reading, we heard about the priest of old testament who was definitely replaced by Christ. It was only possible because of his immaculate heart, the only one able to unify us with his heavenly father opening to us the gate of the heavens. 


We were on the beach by a very strong wind but sheltered into the fragile tents flapping and waving by the whole night. Even the water rose between the village and the beach making sheared the passage through an unstable beach. In our live we have to face so many times the situations related to that. The FAITH help us to understand our own fragile life and the help of God is really a power for us to face so many problems because United through himself we can seek unity between us.  Amen

   

2018/06/07 - Meditation - Dark

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Dark network, 


dark side of the life, 

dark profit, 

dark Sky, 

dark friends, 

dark future, 

dark stars, 

dark hole (black hole), 

dark universe, 

dark destiny, 

dark on black and white, 

dark with  brightness, 

dark on memory, 

dark because of such story, 

dark no matter why,  

dark even into the light, 


dark struggling to leave the dark.