IT'S TIME TO BE PROTAGONISTS OF OUR STORY
The Gospel reminds us that many followed Jesus with the desire to be able to hear his words. Words that He spoke about the Kingdom of God. Words that touched their souls and aroused in them the hope of being able to encounter the Father. Although sometimes the words of Jesus sounded somewhat challenging, many found in them something new. That awakened them from indifference and oblivion. Jesus' words seek to make those who hear them protagonists of salvation history.
This Sunday, the Gospel (Mt 5, 1-12a) presents a way of being "blessed,” of being "happy." They are words of truth that should guide the lives of the disciples of Jesus Christ. Jesus, through the use of very obvious contrasts, shows us how to get to God. At first glance they might seem difficult, but God makes a way and transforms everything into a beautiful opportunity to grow in holiness. IN today's Gospel, the words of Jesus awaken hope and trust in God. Especially if we are tempted to abandon the path of the Lord due to discouragement or lack of faith and hope or due to the trials of life. His words tell us that He knows everything. He knows about our good intentions and our efforts to do what is right in order to please God. He invites us not to get discouraged, but to persevere in doing good as children of God.
Fr. Carlos Flores, OSA