Monday 25 April 2016

13e Sunday of Ordianry Time year ’C’ 13e dimanche du temps ordinaire année ’C’

"Jesus said ’ Once you have laid your hand on the plough and if you look back you are not fit for the Kingdom of God.’

1 R.19,16b 19-21 Ps.15 Ga.5 1.13-18 Lk.9,51-62

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, year ’C’

"Jesus said ’ Once you have laid your hand on the plough and if you look back you are not fit for the Kingdom of God.’

1 R.19,16b 19-21 Ps.15 Ga.5 1.13-18 Lk.9,51-62

“Now as it happened that as the time drew near for him to be taken up, he resolutely turned his face towards Jerusalem and sent messengers ahead of him.”

Jesus comes to Jerusalem knowing everything that was going to happen to him - his Passion and death. When the time comes for him to be taken away, everything happens very quickly around him. Conversations multiply; they are short and dense, as if there is no possibility to appeal.

Jesus refers to his way : ’The Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.’

’You’, he said ’Follow me’.

’Go and announce the Kingdom of God’

And again ’Whoever puts his hand to the plough and looks behind him is not worthy of the Kingdom of God.’

It is in this context that the messengers go off and go into a Samaritan village to make things ready for him’.

But he is unwelcome for he is making his way towards Jerusalem.

With Jesus ,we walk in Light whatever may happen. Jesus will give all the Love of his Heart to overcome all that opposes Love : hatred and jealousy, anguish, suffering, distress and death.

God is our happiness, our life is taken up with Him, following Jesus in a whirlwind of Love, even if for sure it is sometimes a way in littleness, poverty and distress.

"But he people would not receive him because he was making for Jerusalem.

Seeing this, the disciples James and John said ’Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to burn them up?

But he turned and rebuked them and they went on to another village.

As they travelled along they met a man on the road who said to him,’ I will follow you wherever you go.

Jesus answered ’Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head."

He moves forward in a hard situation but he accepts this for it is the way which allows him to have access to what he desires : the Father’s Kingdom.

This love of the Kingdom goes beyond everything, it becomes the means to access the Kingdom. It is a harsh combat putting all our energies into building up the civilisation of Love. The Gospel proposes we follow Jesus in the freedom of Love, moved by the Holy Spirit, the strength of conquering Love. His Holy Spirit is the fire which burns everything it touches.

"Jesus said to another ’Follow me.’ Bu he replied ’Let me go and bury my Father first.’ But Jesus answered ’Your duty is to go and spread the news of the Kingdom of God.’

Between what aliments my desire and the path to access to it, I am in difficulty.

This is so in each of our lives, as in that of Jesus.

To be truly free is to be determined about what truly counts and what is directly linked to the Kingdom of which the King is Jesus.

To fully welcome what is real and which imposes itself upon me so as to have access to it, as to the Kingdom.

So I ask Jesus that I welcome what imposes itself upon me so I ma accomplish it.

Following Jesus I want to take the road of the Kingdom with courage -

by being detached from everything and by being attached to Jesus.

In order to do this I need to get into the rhythm of the Holy Spirit. Jesus is a hurricane of Love who passes through the world bringing everything it touches along with Him.

Life in the Holy Spirit with Jesus is a gift that won’t be taken back.

Moved by the Holy Spirit, obeying Jesus and his Gospel in all things. There is no more place to look behind oneself.

To have just one concern : to be moved by the Holy Spirit, live from Love, love one’s brothers and sisters. To live from Love is to let oneself be led by Jesus, He who is gentle and humble of heart.

We ask the Holy Spirit for the grace to let ourselves be burned by the Love of Jesus.

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time, year ’C’

“Now as it happened that as the time drew near for him to be taken up, he resolutely turned his face towards Jerusalem and sent messengers ahead of him.”

Jesus comes to Jerusalem knowing everything that was going to happen to him - his Passion and death. When the time comes for him to be taken away, everything happens very quickly around him. Conversations multiply; they are short and dense, as if there is no possibility to appeal.

Jesus refers to his way : ’The Son of man has nowhere to lay his head.’

’You’, he said ’Follow me’.

’Go and announce the Kingdom of God’

And again ’Whoever puts his hand to the plough and looks behind him is not worthy of the Kingdom of God.’

It is in this context that the messengers go off and go into a Samaritan village to make things ready for him’.

But he is unwelcome for he is making his way towards Jerusalem.

With Jesus ,we walk in Light whatever may happen. Jesus will give all the Love of his Heart to overcome all that opposes Love : hatred and jealousy, anguish, suffering, distress and death.

God is our happiness, our life is taken up with Him, following Jesus in a whirlwind of Love, even if for sure it is sometimes a way in littleness, poverty and distress.

"But he people would not receive him because he was making for Jerusalem.

Seeing this, the disciples James and John said ’Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven to burn them up?

But he turned and rebuked them and they went on to another village.

As they travelled along they met a man on the road who said to him,’ I will follow you wherever you go.

Jesus answered ’Foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man has nowhere to lay his head."

He moves forward in a hard situation but he accepts this for it is the way which allows him to have access to what he desires : the Father’s Kingdom.

This love of the Kingdom goes beyond everything, it becomes the means to access the Kingdom. It is a harsh combat putting all our energies into building up the civilisation of Love. The Gospel proposes we follow Jesus in the freedom of Love, moved by the Holy Spirit, the strength of conquering Love. His Holy Spirit is the fire which burns everything it touches.

"Jesus said to another ’Follow me.’ Bu he replied ’Let me go and bury my Father first.’ But Jesus answered ’Your duty is to go and spread the news of the Kingdom of God.’

Between what aliments my desire and the path to access to it, I am in difficulty.

This is so in each of our lives, as in that of Jesus.

To be truly free is to be determined about what truly counts and what is directly linked to the Kingdom of which the King is Jesus.

To fully welcome what is real and which imposes itself upon me so as to have access to it, as to the Kingdom.

So I ask Jesus that I welcome what imposes itself upon me so I ma accomplish it.

Following Jesus I want to take the road of the Kingdom with courage -

by being detached from everything and by being attached to Jesus.

In order to do this I need to get into the rhythm of the Holy Spirit. Jesus is a hurricane of Love who passes through the world bringing everything it touches along with Him.

Life in the Holy Spirit with Jesus is a gift that won’t be taken back.

Moved by the Holy Spirit, obeying Jesus and his Gospel in all things. There is no more place to look behind oneself.

To have just one concern : to be moved by the Holy Spirit, live from Love, love one’s brothers and sisters. To live from Love is to let oneself be led by Jesus, He who is gentle and humble of heart.

We ask the Holy Spirit for the grace to let ourselves be burned by the Love of Jesus.