Being a child in the child: the real poor are not the beggar, but the orphan devoid of a Father Celeste

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BE THE SON SON: THE REAL POOR IS NOT The Jerk, BUT THE ORPHAN WITHOUT A HEAVENLY FATHER

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Poor authentic is not identifiable with the beggar, the wretched and the outcast, but with the orphan. Con colui che è privato e dimentico delle prerogative familiari. The poor, He is one who ignores its origins and, for this, can not access a paternal affection.

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Ivano Liguori, Ofm. Capp.

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Quirino IESO, The baptism of Jesus, 1996 – cm. 50X100, in a private collection

Even in the Baptism of the Lord, it constitutes a solemn epiphany, a large demonstration, through which always it proves better the identity and the public role of Jesus.

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In the Gospel passage of this feast, the revelation of divinity reaches its climax, because we see the presence of all three divine persons.

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It is the Father who reveals the Son as the beloved [cf. LC 3,22] and in this love of predilection certification [cf. Will 45,3] goes down, of Jesus in prayer, the Holy Spirit as a seal and definitive word.

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The feast of the Baptism of the Lord can only confirm - if it were still needed - that divine love is communicated to man only through the mediation of the person of Christ.

No other mediators exist, altri salvatori o pontefici capaci di condurre l’uomo a Dio. Jesus immersing - through baptism in the Jordan - into the human tissue, mi accompagna a gustare la vera solidarietà divina che si fa carico della povertà e del peccato dell’uomo che è il vero motivo per cui si realizza l’allontanamento dal Padre.

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Indeed, the poor authentic is not identifiable with the beggar, the wretched and the outcast, but with the orphan. Con colui che è privato e dimentico delle prerogative familiari. The poor, He is one who ignores its origins and, for this, can not access a paternal affection.

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I am convinced more than ever that today's human poverty is not the exclusive result of a sociological or political flaw, but above all identity. In a world that has forgotten its divine origins and the love that God the Father tries continuously to every creature, il risultato può essere solo la deriva identitaria che conduce all’abbandono e che genera orfani. The Christian, but, It is not an orphan, but in Christ is constituted firstborn, son in the Son.

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This speech It is explained in a different way also Evangelist Matthew, that in his genealogy [cf. Mt 1,1-16] see the recapitulation of human history - made of light and shade - just from the person of the Word.

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The baptism of Jesus It is dipping in the weak human history; Baptism man is dipping into robust divine sonship that Christ gets us with his passion, Death and Resurrection.

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Now let's go down to the concrete of our daily: every day - when I get up from bed - God the Father through Jesus tells me her preferential love. Understand this well is essential, because God never rejects any of his creatures!

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If I have a favorite from the Lord - a beloved son - this knowledge revolutionizes all my person and my actions: my being and my moral.

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In addition to, preferential love that God pours into me, She shines the presence of the Holy Spirit who guides me and directs them toward a life of intimacy with God that I can only find out in prayer. It is the example of Jesus praying constantly, through continued dialogue, to join the Father through the loving presence of the Holy Spirit [cf. Mt 26,39; MC 1,35; LC 9,29].

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It is the example of the saints pointing in assiduous prayer the certainty of salvation: "Who prays is saved, who does not pray is lost ' [cf. St.’ Alphonsus Maria de 'Liguori].

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Today it is necessary in the world a Christian presence who knows better his filial identity with God and cultivate a prayerful dialogue with him.

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It is not permissible to sell off this dignity that Christ won for us, in politically correct name, mundane logics, of an undefined universal love, a religious globalization which means leveling everything and everyone.

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Baptism of the Lord, screams the truth of our origins and invites us to cash in on the spiritual legacy that is the good life of the Gospel.

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Celebrating annually the baptism of Jesus It means to celebrate and remember them by their Baptism and infinitely thank God, our parents and our sponsors for leading us to the baptismal font.

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In baptism we are given to us all grace and we are programmed us a life that looks at its definitive fulfillment in Paradise. While waiting for the fulfillment of our blessed hope, the baptized person lives in the world once cairologico consolation [cf. Is 40,1] which bear witness to what it means to legitimate offspring.

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By learning filial identity in close relationship with God, the man also will learn to be father and mother of a generation of men able to give thanks to the Lord and to open up to the praise of the Spirit that will make us sing: «Bless the Lord, my soul» [cf. Will 103].

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Cagliari, 13 January 2019

Baptism of the Lord Jesus

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2 thoughts on "Being a child in the child: the real poor are not the beggar, but the orphan devoid of a Father Celeste

  1. Il povero non è identificabile….
    Assolutamente vero. Provi un poperò a spiegarlo ai nostri preti vescovi cardinali. E mi fermo qui per amore della Chiesa.

  2. Potremmo allora dire che il termine “poor”, alla luce della dottrina cristiana, può essere inteso in tre maniere:
    1) Il povero che vive in uno stato di miseria materiale, condizione deplorevole e degna di compassione ma di per sè eticamente neutra: condizione che dunque – per se – non condanna né salva.
    2) Il povero che vive in uno stato di miseria spirituale, come descritta nell’articolo, condizione deplorevole anch’essa, ma che al contrario della prima conduceo può condurrealla perdizione.
    3) The “povero in spirito”, cioè colui che non mette i beni materiali (di per sé buoni) al posto di Dio Padre (come fa il “rich” nel senso evangelico del termine): costui non insegue falsi idoli, ma il tesoro vero, whereby, as the Gospel says, avrà in ereditàvorrei dire “logically”, se non fosse una parola troppo fredda e frivola – God's Kingdom.

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