Livro Atos dos Apóstolos.
1st Reading - At 15,1-6
Evangelho - Jo 15,18-21
Naquele tempo, disse Jesus aos seus discípulos: 18 “Se o mundo vos odeia, sabei que primeiro me odiou a mim. 19 Se fôsseis do mundo, o mundo gostaria daquilo que lhe pertence. Mas, porque não sois do mundo, porque eu vos escolhi e apartei do mundo, o mundo por isso vos odeia. 20 Lembrai-vos daquilo que eu vos disse: ‘O servo não é maior que seu senhor’. Se me perseguiram a mim, também perseguirão a vós. Se guardaram a minha palavra, também guardarão a vossa. 21 Tudo isto eles farão contra vós por causa do meu nome, porque não conhecem aquele que me enviou”.
Gospel - Jo 15,18-21
At that time, Jesus said to his disciples: "18 if the world hates you, know that you hated me. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would like what belongs to you. But because ye are not of the world, because I picked and I've pressed the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 remember what I told you: ' the servant is not greater than your Lord '. If they persecuted me me, persecute you too. If they kept my word, also keep your. 21 all this they will do against you for my name's sake, because they do not know the one who sent me ".
Refletindo o Evangelho
Reflecting the Gospel
Many of us, we participate in prayer groups, we retreat, we go to church, we were there on Sunday, but the rest of our lives are mundane; just listened to the songs in the world, live what he lives, drove the family to deal with him and that's the way the devil likes, as the popular expression. We need, in fact, create an opposition. And opposition is not war, is not to say that I don't deal with the world, because we live in it, worked on it and we're building. However, the world that God's word refers to is a world that is under the domain of evil (the Prince of this world). He leads the anti-European God mentality mentality. Because if God, for example, brought love and taught us how to live it, there is the culture of hatred, resentment and sorrow. If we want to bring love, forgiveness and mercy, we will be hated and rejected. If the world lives the impurities, dirt, hypocrisy, if the world thinks normal live assists and whatever else we know of corruption, God calls us to live the purity. We need to be loved by God! Who's in this world needs to know the grace of God. We need to beg the world to give us freedom and peace to live the world we choose to live. We can't get carried away by the perverse mentality, misleading and deceptive in the world who steals children, destroys marriages, corrupts the relationships. We need to live with firmness, dedication and above all, with every sobriety of spirit to our decision to be of Christ. The baptism in the configured to him, living in the world is living as baptized, as marked, as chosen of God to be salt, light and leaven in the world where we are.
Jesus, fazei-me viver no mundo como batizado, como marcado, como escolhido de Deus para eu ser sal, luz e fermento no mundo onde estou.
Jesus, make me live in the world as baptized, as marked, as chosen of God to be salt, light and leaven in the world where I am.
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!