Wednesday of 34th Week Mercredi de 34e semaine

“Not a hair of your head will be lost. Your perserverance will win you your lives.”
Friday 13 November 2015

Dn.5,1..28 Ct. Dn. 3 Lk.21,12, 19

Wednesday of 34th Week “But before all this happens you will be seized and persecuted; you will be handed over tot he synagogues and to imprisonment, and brought before kings and governors for the sake of my name –and that will be your opportunity to bear witness.”

Persecution can come up when we live,we act between one spirit and another, that of God’s, that of the prince of this world. One way or another we perceive that through this event, these confrontations, another reality is taking shape. New links appear, bringing to the fore a new reality. Love is beyond life and death! In order to liberate us, Jesus took the path of humility, the path of humanity. The all powerful God, Creator of heaven and of earth, came to dwell in our humanity! Born of the Virgin Mary, conceived in her, He is the Saviour of the world. We contemplate this mystery of God made present, giving himself to humanity. Not only did Jesus become flesh, but He became Bread of life! He is the King over life and death through his victorious love. This is how he bore witness to the Infinite Love of God for us. We are in His Love that shines forth over us.

“Jesus said again ’Put it into your head that you will not have to prepare your defence because I myself shall give you an eloquence and a wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to resit or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relations and friends ; and some of you wil be put to death.”

The Word which will be born in us will be a word that is inspired by the Holy Spirit. A word that just says what the body feels, is going through ,is aspiring, by receiveing Life that is given to Him. The word that comes right to the heart of another so as to offer to change him too. Thus we enter intot he mystery of divine humanity following Jesus, taking his path of Love : ’You will be seized and persecuted." This ’rejection’ of Jesus by humanity is so mysterious. It is the Rejection of Love. This rejection of the Love of Christ is impossible to grasp with our intelligence. We ask Mary to intercede so as to be given this way of

looking at Jesus who didn’t defend himself in his ordeals. We can imagine Mary’s sufferings before the rejection of her child! ’You will be seized and persecuted ; you will be imprisoned.“Each time Jesus encounterted this contradiction, He remained in this Infinite Love.” You will be hated universally on account of my name, but not a hair of your head will be lost. Your perserverance will win you your lives.“Jesus prays, and it is his greatest wish for us to believe and for us to ressemble Him at the moment our way of faith isn’t so easy. He strongly wishes for us to find a way of living according to the Gospel, and to understand that anew humanitude is in the process of being born. ’Not a hair of your head will be lost.” This comunion of Love is our sanctification. The Holy Spirit brings about the Salvation of all peoples out of the Salvation of Jesus. Jeuss ardently invites us to take the same path as he does. This earth is inadequate for the Infinite Love of God, we must not allow ourselves to be touched by evil and lies. All our powers of life and love, our heart and intelligence, are all gifts recieved from God. The more the end of our life approaches, the more we want to correspond to Jesus, and to be like Him. Jesus comes to reassure us before the demanding path of being his ambassadors, of bearing witness to Him. One day in time He came from the Father in order to reassure us of His prayer for when we are going through difficult times. Put it into your hed that you won’t have to prepare your defence."

We ask for the grace to be able participate in this Royalty of Love.