The righteous will go into eternal life - Mt 25, 31-46
At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: 31 "When the son of man comes in your glory, accompanied by all the angels, so shall sit in your glorious throne. 32Todos the peoples of the Earth will be gathered before him, and he will separate from each other, as well as the Shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33and put the sheep to your right and the goats on your left. 34Então the King will say to those on your right: ' come ye blessed of my Father! Receive as an inheritance the Kingdom that my dad prepared since the creation of the world. 35Pois I was hungry and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; I was a foreigner and I received at home; 36eu was naked and clothed me; I was sick and cuidastes me; I was in prison and you were to see me '. 37Então the righteous you will ask, ' Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food? Thirsty and give you drink? 38Quando was we saw you as a foreigner and you receive at home, and unclothed and clothed you? 39Quando was we saw you sick or in prison, and we went to visit you? ' 40Então the King will answer them, ' Verily I say unto you, that every time you did this to one of the smallest of my brothers, you did me! ' 41Depois the King will say to those on your left: ' get away from me, damn you! Go to the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42Pois I was hungry and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty and you gave me drink; 43eu was foreign and I don't receive at home; I was naked and clothed me; I was sick and in prison and you didn't go visit me '. 44e answer too: ' Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, stranger, or naked, sick or in prison, and you serve? ' 45Então the King will answer them, ' truly I say to you, every time I didn't do that one of these little ones, it was me that did not! ' 46Portanto, these will go to eternal punishment, while the righteous will go into eternal life. "
It is worrying when our spirituality leads us to have many appointments in the Church, meetings, worship, but not concrete practices, we're not going to the mission, to the field, we don't take care of the needs of a world that is suffering, suffering. Do not summarize the your Lent to prayer and fasting; In addition, give alms. Unfortunately, in our Western culture, charity became something pejorative, when, in fact, the meaning of charity is charity, is to act with caritas, is to have the heart of God to take care of each other. You're not going to ask how many thirds you prayed a day, how many times have you been in worship. Why, then, we need to pray the Rosary, go to worship, to mass? To convert our heart, to take care of the other, because if we do all these oracionais practices, but we're still closed, taking care only of our things, devotional practices make us people centered in ourselves, selfish, thinking about our things in our world, in children, in our things, in business, in the bank account, the money has not entered, on account that was not paid. We can't live selfishly, because, on the day of judgment, all these things die: the account that you didn't pay, the money you don't have accumulated. Everything falls apart! But what doesn't fall is the charity, is the love that we practice on the other. Jesus, where you were? I was hungry, thirsty, in the abroad, the sick, the infirm and imprisoned. In other words, Jesus is with us in all those who are suffering. Let's be practical and don't live just a faith of pious acts. Let's practice piety who needs to be practiced, with those who suffer the most, is that going to be the end of our judgment.
Adapted by Flávio from site CN
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Traçando o sinal da cruz em seu/ua filho/a: Abençoe a você (nome do filho/a), nosso Deus que é † Pai, Filho e Espírito Santo, para que você filho/a viva sempre no amor de Deus e fazendo só o bem a todos. Amém!
By tracing the sign of the cross in you say: Bless me Lord God that is † father, son, and holy spirit, to live always in your love and doing good to all. Amen!
By tracing the sign of the cross on your son/daughter/au: Bless you (name of child), our God who is † father, son, and holy spirit, for you child alive always in love of God and doing good to all. Amen!