Value the present time of reconciliation with God and with the next.
1st Reading - Romans 7,18-25
Reading from the letter of Saint Paul to the Romans – Brothers, 18 I am aware that the well does not abide in me, that is, in my flesh. Because I have the ability to have the right, but not of it. 19 in fact, do not do the good I want, but I do something bad, you don't want to. 20 now if I do what I want, so I'm no longer acting, but sin that dwelleth in me. 21 Therefore, find in me this law: when I want to do good, is the evil that if you introduce me. 22 As inner man, put my entire satisfaction in God's law; 23 but I feel in my members another law, that fight against the law of my reason and imprisons me in the law of sin, that law which is in my members. 24 Unhappy that I am! Who will free me from this body of death? 25 Thanks be to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. -The word of the Lord.
Evangelho -Lucas 12,54-59
Proclamação do evangelho de Jesus Cristo segundo Lucas – Naquele tempo, Jesus dizia às multidões: “Quando vedes uma nuvem vinda do ocidente, logo dizeis que vem chuva. E assim acontece. Quando sentis soprar o vento do sul, logo dizeis que vai fazer calor. E assim acontece. Hipócritas! Vós sabeis interpretar o aspecto da terra e do céu. Como é que não sabeis interpretar o tempo presente? Por que não julgais por vós mesmos o que é justo? Quando, pois, tu vais com o teu adversário apresentar-te diante do magistrado, procura resolver o caso com ele enquanto estais a caminho. Senão ele te levará ao juiz, o juiz te entregará ao guarda e o guarda te jogará na cadeia. Eu te digo, daí tu não sairás, enquanto não pagares o último centavo”. – Palavra da salvação.
Proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Luke-at that time, Jesus said to the crowds 54: "When you see a cloud coming from the West, immediately you say rain. And so it happens. 55 When you feel the wind from the South, just say that it's going to be hot. And so it happens. 56 Hypocrites! You know interpret the appearance of Earth and sky. How do you know not to interpret the present time? Why don't you think 57 for yourselves what is right? 58 when you go with your opponent submit before the magistrate, seeks to resolve the affair with him while you are on the way. Otherwise he will take you to the judge, the judge shall deliver you the guard and the Guard will throw you in jail. 59 I tell you, so you don't leave, until you pay the last penny ". -The word of salvation.
All people, especially the authorities, should recognize the signs of the coming of the Kingdom of God through the words and deeds of Jesus. More than making a political, economic and social revolution, Jesus denounced all the values created by the ideology of power, wealth and prestige by putting in your place the values of fraternity and sharing, which generate freedom and life for all. Only the project of Jesus can free the people from slavery and death. In the end, Jesus warns: it's important to cherish the present moment. It's time for possible reconciliation with God and with the next. When the time comes, it will be too late. The contemporaries of Jesus not discerned the signs of the presence of Jesus and your Kingdom.
Dai-me bom senso, retidão, sabedoria, / pois tenho fé nos vossos santos mandamentos! Porque sois bom e realizais somente o bem, / ensinai-me a fazer vossa vontade! Vosso amor seja um consolo para mim, / conforme a vosso servo prometestes. Venha a mim o vosso amor e viverei, / porque tenho em vossa lei o meu prazer! Eu jamais esquecerei vossos preceitos, / por meio deles conservais a minha vida. Vinde salvar-me, ó Senhor, eu vos pertenço! / Porque sempre procurei vossa vontade. Salmo 118/119.
Give me wisdom, righteousness, wisdom, /because I have faith in thy Saints commandments! Because you are good and do only good, /teach me to do your will! Your love is a consolation to me, /as your servant promised. Come to me your love and live, /because I have in your law my pleasure! I will never forget your precepts,/through them you have saved my life. Come save me, o Lord, I belong! /Because I always searched your will. Salmo 118/119.
Traçando o sinal da cruz em você diga: Abençoai-me Senhor Deus que é † Pai, Filho e Espírito Santo, para que eu viva sempre no Teu amor 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/aughter/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!