Homily

A marvelous homily from the Prologue of Ohrid (12 January)!

About how man is most dear to God and God to man

For I want not what is yours, but you” (II Corinthians 12:14).

With these words, which could have only been spoken by the fiery apostolic love toward one’s neighbor, is expressed the essence of the relationship of the Christian toward God and God toward the Christian. The love of God could very well say: “You, O Christian, fast for My sake; for My sake you distribute alms; for My sake you lift up heartfelt prayers; for My sake you build churches; for My sake you offer sacrifices and you perform many other good deeds. All of this is good, and all of this is pleasing to Me, but you are more precious to Me than all of this. In the end, I seek nothing of all of this rather, I seek you, only you.”

The love of a Christian could very well say:

“O Lord, You gave me health and that is good. You turn on the light; You permit the rain to fall; You refresh the air by Your thunder and that is good. You bestow wealth, wisdom, many years, offspring and many other good things which You bountifully place on the table of this life. All of this is good and overly-good. I receive all of this with gratitude. But, in the ultimate end, that is only the hem of Your garment. Ultimately, I do not seek anything of that but You, O Lord, You alone I seek.”

O my brethren, that is not God which is seen with the physical eyes, neither is that man which is seen with the physical eyes. That which is seen in the whole of nature is only something of God; and that which is seen in the physical garment is only something of man. Brethren, God is Love which heaven lowers to earth; Brethren, man is love which raises earth to heaven.

O Lord, Lover of mankind, Creator and Almighty, take up Your abode more and even more in us with Your Life-giving Spirit that we may live; that we may be alive in Your kingdom without death.

To You be glory and thanks always. Amen.

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Não compre este livro da Editora Vozes

As meditações deste livro são altamente permeadas pela ideologia marxista da Teologia da Libertação.

Cito alguns exemplos de terminologia nitidamente marxista-comunista: “categoria dos leprosos”, “realidade discriminadora”, “desejo do povo dos pobres em toda a América Latina”, “sociedade que produz a marginalização” (jan/12); “ideologias de consumo exagerado”, “mística social da fé cristã” (jan/07); “vida socioambiental” (jan/08); “ser hoje servo-eleito de Deus é estar a serviço da vida humana, ecológica e espiritual.” (jan/09); “espírito mau, que representa a estrutura do poder organizado na sociedade que aliena as pessoas (jan/10); “dignidade de todos os oprimidos” (jan/11).

O livro, enfim, contém uma lamentável exposição corrompida da fé cristã. Desisti de lê-lo e vou vendê-lo num sebo, e ainda assim com um certo sentimento de culpa.

Que Deus nos salve e perdoe a todos nós, habitantes deste mundo absurdo e decadente.

 

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