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11/09/2016 - 24 th Sunday of O. T. - C

11/09/2016 - 24 th Sunday of O. T. - C  

1ª reading Es 32,7-11.13-14 * from Psalm 50 * 2nd reading 1Tm 1,12-17 * Gospel Lk 15,1-32

The people of Moses is a sinner, repeating the sin of Adam: forgetting or ignores the commandments received. Believes that he has good reasons to do this. Moses thinks that God will become tired of   supporting him and abandons him; he instead started to love his people and for this intercedes for him. God gives trust to his servant and forgives the sin with which he was abandoned and disrespected by the people. San Paul recognized to have been a curser, blasphemer and also violent. Infact he was convinced that he was behaving for God, but it was the sin which was guiding him and accompanying him. Jesus Christ however had mercy on him and he met him with love. He became, after being converted from that grave sin, a credible witness and an example for others. In view of the mission of the people of Moses and in view of the testimony of Paul, God pardons even the grave sins. Infact God looks to the future and sees what can the sinner become if he is pardoned. And if he is pardoned from the grave sins, his love will grow without limits, as Jesus said to Simon the Pharisee to explain the situation of the sinful lady who cried at his feet

Today Jesus illuminates us on the way God the father relates with the sinner, but also with everyone, because it it not only the sinner who are recognized as such, but are also sinner, and difficult sinner, those who retain and consider themselves obedient. The three parables that the Lord recounts us are marvellous, because marvelous is his love that animates them and which shines in them and marvellous, delicate and superb is the love for those who were listening to them, and thus they were in need to listen to them. It is important that in order for is to understand the parables, and to understand the type of listeners that were present, who were not different from us. Many of them were sinners tur ones, and it is these who were gathered and had organized a meal in order to invite Jesus and to listen to him. Yes the majority were sinner, ma were attentive and loved by Jesus. We can say that they loved him, because listening is the first step towards love. If they loved Jesus, they are already in the heart of the Father and their sin will start losing its force and influence. Others who did not want to participate in the interests of the sinner and neither at their meals, kept themselves far and away as spectators. Their interests were only curiosity, so they could continue their own murmurings against him. Jesus is here “for the lost sheep of the house of Israel” and thus for the ones and the others. He must love everyone, that is he must give to each and everyone his own life. Infact all of us are saved if we accept him, love him and we join our life with his. Wisdom with tenderness is at the heart of Jesus. He starts to recount the first parable. It is the parable of the shepherd who goes in search of the sheep, as soon as he realizes that she is missing from the herd. And when he finds it he does not react with stern but he is happy and transmits this joy to the others. Everyone approves this behaviour of the shepherd. And God does not do the same thing if he can bring to the others a sinner? The sinners are encouraged by Jesus, and the Pharisees are indifferent because they think differently. Jesus brings back to the herd these sinners: God is happy and the others who say that they are faithful to God must not be happy also?

The second parable is very similar. This time it is about a lady who finds, after alot of searching and risking to fall in uncleanliness of her house, a precious coin. She too rejoices with her friends this event. If a lady does a feast for so little, how more God makes a feast and rejoices for a sinner who changes his way and start to her his voice? Here is his voice, it is that which is coming our of the mouth of Jesus. Today, in which many hear the words of wisdom and revelation of the Master, the feast in heaven is big. Why do you murmur? Thank Jesus   who gives motive of joy to the Father and his angels.

Sheep and coins are things which cannot decide and are found. For a free man who is able to take decisions it is not the same times. Here is thus a third parable, which is that of the father who has 2 children. The first one represents the sinners who listen and the second represents the Pharisees who murmur. Jesus speaking of the two children paints their picture. The rebel child succeeds to get into himself and decides to humble himself and to ask for pardon, which he obtains with generosity. The son who seems to be obedient and does not succeed in learning from the father the way of relating with the brother, remains sad and angry and he distances himself from the heart of the father. It is a parable, which makes us think: I, as a simmer, feel encouraged to return to God the father. I am also a murmurer against those whom I believe are worse than me. Will I be able to change y way of reasoning to guard not to the past and thus to sin, but to the future of the sinner, who can also surpass me in loving the Father and becomes thus a precious collaborator for his kingdom?