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Enderezar la senda: Scott Hahn refleja sobre el 2º domingo de Adviento

St Paul Center Podcast - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 5:00 PM

Lecturas: Isaías 40,1–5. 9–11 Salmo 85, 9–14 2 Pedro 3, 8–14 Marcos 1, 1–8

Nuestro Dios viene. El tiempo del exilio –la prolongada separación de Dios que la humanidad tiene debido al pecado- está a punto de terminar. Esas son las buenas nuevas que proclama la liturgia de este domingo.

En la primera lectura, Isaías promete la futura liberación israelita de la cautividad y el regreso del exilio. Pero como enseña el Evangelio, la liberación histórica de Israel pretendía anunciar un acto salvífico de Dios aún mayor: la venida de Jesús para liberar de las ataduras del pecado a Israel y a todas las naciones, para congregarlas y llevarlas de vuelta a Dios.

Dios mandó un ángel delante de Israel para liderarlo en su éxodo hacia la tierra prometida (cf. Ex 23,20). Y Él prometió enviar a un mensajero de la alianza, Elías, para purificar al pueblo y convertir los corazones al Padre, antes del Día del Señor (cf. Ml 3,1; 23.24).

Juan el Bautista cita esto, así como la profecía de Isaías, para mostrar que toda la historia de Israel apunta a la revelación de Jesús. En Jesús, Dios ha llenado el valle que separaba de Él a la humanidad pecadora. Él ha descendido desde el cielo y ha hecho habitar su gloria en la tierra, como cantamos en el salmo de este domingo.

Él ha hecho todo esto, no por la humanidad en abstracto, sino por cada uno de nosotros. La extensa historia de la salvación nos ha conducido a esta Eucaristía, en la que Dios nuevamente viene y nuestra salvación está cerca.

Y cada uno de nosotros debe escuchar una llamada personal en las lecturas del domingo. Aquí está su Dios, dice Isaías. Él ha sido paciente con ustedes, dice San Pedro en la epístola.

Como los habitantes de Jerusalén que aparecen en el Evangelio, debemos salir y acudir hacia Él, arrepentirnos de nuestros pecados, de pereza y de auto-indulgencia que hacen de nuestra existencia un desierto. Debemos enderezar nuestras vidas, de modo que todo lo que hagamos nos conduzca hacia Él.

Esta domingo, en la Misa, escuchemos el inicio del Evangelio y comprometámonos a vivir con santidad y devoción.

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CS 604 11-30-20 Black Catholics: Monday

Catholic Sprouts for Children Podcast - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 7:00 AM

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S5 Episode 10 | ADVENTurous

Liturgy Guys Podcast - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 9:17 PM

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The Absolute Necessity of Saying "Thank You"

Fr Mike Schmitz Podcast - Thu, 11/26/2020 - 8:00 PM

When was the last time you told God “thank you”?

We live in an extremely hectic world, full of distractions, complaining, and longing for things we don’t have. And while it can be good to look at the things we do have and count up our blessings, how often do we then turn to God and thank him for those gifts?

God is the reason we have anything in this life. Even our very existence day-to-day is a gift. There’s nothing better than thankfulness—and nothing worse than unthankfulness. We can all point out moments in our lives where we failed to be thankful, and it often leads to general feelings of unhappiness. So how do we stop feeling this way? How do we practice thankfulness more?

There’s a simple solution: every morning and evening, ask the Holy Spirit to help you count your blessings, and then thank the Lord for all those gifts.

St. Paul echoes this in his letter to the Thessalonians, saying that we should give thanks in everything we have and everything we are able to do. It’s what we are called to do as Christians, and it’s how we can reverence God and all he’s given us every day. The person who continually gives thanks is a person who is seeking God’s plan in their life. And one of the greatest gifts that comes from this attitude of gratitude is that every day becomes an opportunity to use those blessings.

The celebration of the Mass is a very specific way we can express this gratitude towards God. The word Eucharist literally means “thanksgiving”! It’s in the Mass that we profess our love for Christ’s sacrifice, and thank him by performing a like sacrifice with the body and blood. We can go to Mass every day, and we can give thanks every day. And the beautiful thing about gratitude is that, the more we practice it, the more God will reveal blessings around us.

Do you seek authentic joy for the life you’re living? Practice thanksgiving towards God.

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