Saturday of the Fourteenth Week in Ordinary Time
The continual creation of God
What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin? Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge. Even all the hairs of your head are counted. So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father. But whoever denies me before others, I will deny before my heavenly Father. Mt 10,27-33
Many are the reasons for which we will have to thank the Lord, when we will meet him face to face in the eternity. The first, because during this our walk in the time, he talked and he has made himself known in a thousand of ways. His word not only illuminates the mystery which surrounds us, but it was, since the outset, a creative activity: “Let there be the light”. And there was the light: “Let there be the firmament” and the firmament was. God has not spoken only in the act of the creation, but throughout the entire history of the salvation and the Bible, which we meditate every day, is a witness. He spoke to Abraham, to the patriarchs, to Moses, to the prophets; sometimes directly, other times through the angels, or enlightening the people with his Holy Spirit. We also spoke directly when he sent his Son, in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. And Jesus has revealed to us the thought of the Father, the mysteries of the kingdom of the heaven and he shed light on the reason of the life and of the death, of the joy and of the pain, on the reality of our sin and on our future destiny. Then the revelation continued through the church, the apparitions of our Lady
and the Holy Spirit which has gradually illuminated the apostles, the saints and all those who have searched him with sincere hearts. Over the years, we must recognize that he has also lit us in our little family walk. It has been a continuous confidence, matured by the listening to his word, during which we have always been asked, as in the today’s gospel, to proclaim on the roofs what he said in our ear. I think I did it, but not enough, not what the Lord asked us and even as the society in which we live needs. For the coming years I believe that the Lord asks us to be more involved in proclaiming the gospel, to make our word more available to his Spirit “whether it is convenient or inconvenient” (2 Tm 4,2). If we will do it, we will be instruments of the continual creative act of God.