"Every damn Sunday". We climb the walls of Hell one centimeter at a time, so to win the hardest of all the games of life

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"EVERY DAMN SUNDAY". We climb WALLS OF HELL ONE AT A TIME CENTIMETER, IN ORDER TO WIN AS THE MOST ARDUA ALL GAMES OF LIFE

Al Pacino plays the coach of a team football American; before a difficult match spurs them with a beautiful speech. In this long speech, invites players to climb the walls of Hell one centimeter at a time. That is to win the hardest game. To succeed in order, He urges them to work as a team: because it alone can not win.

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Author:
Gabriele Giordano M. Scardocci, o.p.

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Dear brothers and sisters,

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Readings of this XXXII Sunday in Ordinary Time [see Liturgy of the Word WHO], It reminds me of a beautiful sports movie, entitled Every damn Sunday. Al Pacino plays the coach of a team football American; before a difficult game encourages players with a beautiful speech. In this long speech he invites them to climb the walls of Hell one centimeter at a time, that is, to win the hardest game. To succeed in order, He urges them to work as a team: because it alone can not win. No one can win only.

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This example filmic introduces the topic today. Nobody wins alone, no one redeems itself. This is a concept which introduces us to read the Old Testament in which we read:

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"It is better to die at the hands of men, by God when you have the hope of being raised again by him; But for you there will not really resurrection for life " [2Mac 7,1-2.9-14].

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This song shows us the tenacity and loyalty of the Maccabees, which together resist oppression pagan, denying the eating of forbidden food to the Israelites, and so become unclean before God. That is the desire to remain holy and united to God. We note that every brother speaks on behalf of all. I maccabei, with the idea of ​​the resurrection of the limbs, scandalized the Greeks, for which the flesh is the prison of the body and must die. Together, not only they are not afraid to tell the truth, but also to die to be reborn. This also indicates a very compact in the group. This force is multiplied by a fellowship with one another and with God. From what it seems fair to say that: towards the resurrection it goes with the other, through a path of communion and community in the truth.

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For us, this should help us to create bonds of communion. United, with faith in Jesus Christ. For where we are gathered in his name, He is among us. This also let us remember in the defense and protection of life activities, which it is not a disposable good in man's hands. At the same time turn away the divisions and create that communion which leads to resurrection, as we listen to the reading of the Holy Gospel Luke:

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"Now that the dead rise again, He has indicated it also Moses about the bush, when he says: "The Lord is the God of Abraham, God of Isaac and the God of Jacob ". God is not dead, but of the living; for all live to him " [LC 20,27-38].

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Previously Jesus explained that in Paradise nothing belongs to anyone. The wife a widow will not be of any of several brothers. And Christ will be with us all, distinct from Him, united with the Trinity in Him. This union with eternal life is through the resurrection of Jesus is an instrument. So to be understood that "for him": Jesus gives salvation because being the head of the mystical body transmits salvation limbs: even to us all. This opening takes place with a certainty to salvation: that the resurrection does not expect passively but by the life of faith. Because the glue is and will be him and he is the center of faith and being operational by it.

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Then writes Saint Paul in the second reading:

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"For the rest, Brothers, pray for us, because the word of the Lord may run and be glorified, as it did among you " [2Ts 2,16-3,5].

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Paul writing to a community, He asks this community to pray for another community, Recalling in this sense, the concept of koinonia [the greek: Communion]. It asks you to pray that the Word will spread and so that they are delivered from evil fundamentally. This liberation is through the union of hearts and in the race and glorifying the word of the Lord. So it runs all together, to eternal life and glorifying the Lord in the moral life of the virtues, the exercise of charity, especially by praying and meditating on the word of God. For us, too, this is a strong invitation to come back on a few verses of the Word of God every day, ruminating constantly that you generate a continuous meditation with God Logos. The mutual support in His word means necessary and effective, along with the sacraments.

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We ask the Lord every day, his grace and she joined our freedom, our uniqueness and sacredness can make flames united in the light of Christ to the world fell into the thick darkness of the culture of death.

Amen.

Rome, 10 November 2019

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2 thoughts on ""Every damn Sunday". We climb the walls of Hell one centimeter at a time, so to win the hardest of all the games of life

  1. You are cowards only because it tells the truth and defends that Christ.
    You know the truth that Francis is the false prophet and that you are blind because they do not have the defense ;and now you can not see why God has sent the Spirit of ciecita’ . You know Cardinal gofried dannees and you are afraid to parlare.prima to defame this way a priest should do some soul. For the fact that a priest is forever slandering him in this manner slandered yourself. And he remains a point priest.
    Open your eyes and look more at the top where is the truth.

    1. … to his questions answered Sora Lella, one of the greatest theologians of the twentieth century, very little we could add, before such wisdom.

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