To live the resurrection of Christ is necessary to abandon dreams, fables and idols, penetrate the real obedience of faith and do the Father's will

TO LIVE THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST YOU MUST LEAVE DREAMS, TALES AND IDOLS, ENTERING THE ROYAL in obedience OF FAITH AND DO THE WILL OF THE FATHER

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On the upside stone of the risen Christ who has conquered death, it is up to all of us a great task: choose between dreams and fairy tales in which everything collapses, or get in the way along the Via Emmaus. Because only in this second case, God will meet us as a traveling companion, He will call us "friends", visit our vineyard and truly turn into his work, after the man will be able to give up their omocentrismo to enter the size of Christocentrism.

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Author Father Ariel
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Ariel S. Levi Gualdo

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Easter 2016, Easter Vigil [LC 24, 1-12] Easter Morning [GV 20, 1-9], homily at the Mass of the day Ariel S. Levi Gualdo

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THE RESURRECTION - TEMPERA 1996 - CM.50 X 35
the resurrection of Christ, works of Quirino de Ieso, year 1996, tempera on canvas 50×35

On the scene of the resurrection women are witnesses and protagonists, as recounted in the Gospel of Luke Blessed Apostle read during the Easter Vigil and the Gospel of the Apostle John proclaimed blessed in this day of Easter. Lapidary are the words that the angel to the women in Luke's Gospel: “Why look among the dead for one who is alive?”. These are words from which is built on the rock of the tomb an eternal truth, what prophets they sent to a people who sought the Lord in the places and spaces where he had left yesterday, The Almighty Creator is always on and always goes before, inviting us to an endless journey, as stated in the glorious praise Easter victims: «I hope, has risen / He goes into», Christ my hope is risen, and precedes her in Galilee.

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Ariel S. Levi Gualdo, Easter Vigil

In the religious history the man often tends to move forward and backward to look backwards. While on the other hand God wants man he always looks forward, because starting from the meeting of the Risen Lord to the disciples on the road to Emmaus [cf. LC 24, 13-53], we were thrown forward to eternity. For who is afraid of this and becoming future, He ends up living caught between a past that does not pass and a present still often made of dreams and fantasies.

In certain situations of immobility We tend to live in their small paralyzed masked possessions behind imaginative untouchable traditions castles, oblivious to the warning given of the Lord Jesus warns: "Thus have ye made the commandment of God by your tradition. Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy of you, saying: This people honors me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. In vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines that are precepts of men» [cf. Mt 15, 7-9].

Jesus Christ is not locked in the tomb of yesterday's truth, because the truth is alive and lives in Jesus Christ Risen One who always brings impressed upon him the indelible marks of passion. Christ is the one who always rises again, which always renews the mystery of his body and his blood I live through the Eucharistic Mystery.

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Ariel S. Levi Gualdo, Easter Vigil

The Holy Spirit, which is divine gift given by the Risen at Pentecost, He pushes us forward, We just do not confuse the Holy Spirit with the spirit of their own; just do not have an imaginative Jesus to our size who happens to say and command certain men exactly what they want to hear, giving life thereby to one of the worst sins: closing the grace of God. Now you understand well that close and leading a neighbor to close the grace of God in the name of God, is terrible ungodliness.

Risen Christ full of grace and blessings their work, those he scrolls and inspired, while the works created by human hands for the glory of man - as the Psalmist says - die with man, just like the idols, He teaches the psalm 114 which reads: "Their idols are silver and gold, Work of human hands. They have mouths but can not speak, They have eyes and see not, They have ears but can not hear, They have noses and smell not. They have hands and not palpate, they have feet and walk not; from the throat do not have sound. Are like them who make them and who trust in them ". And the works of God - as the Gospel states - are trees that do not recognize or fantasies or illusions in which they lived; God's works are recognized by the life and the fruits of life.

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Ariel S. Levi Gualdo, Easter Vigil

And if a dry and does not bear fruit trees, there is little to wonder where they went wrong others, but one wonders: where did we go wrong us? Above all we must ask ourselves to what extent we are closed to the grace of God and the mystery of his works to follow the works of man; works that eventually, even after many years, They prove unsuccessful because of the fruits that do not give, or for patients who produce fruits, thus giving us the death and not to that life which is eternal adoration and communion with the Risen. A communion that always passes through the devout obedience to the universal Church, to the particular Church and its pastors, the bishops; especially when it is not easy to pay their obedience. But when obedience is not easy, if anything because the pastors may be weak, distant, or simply unable to shoulder their responsibilities, it must be 'more than ever given, because otherwise it risks only to obey the whims of ourselves, our reasons and our grudges. And who does not instruct this docility and obedience to the Church and its Pastors, which these days can be very difficult and painful to put into practice; who creates his own world in World, its own church in the Church, It is not a pastor and not a teacher, but a blind guide. And as the Gospel teaches us: "When a blind guide the blind, both will fall into a ditch" [cf. Mt 15,14].

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Ariel S. levi Gualdo, Easter Vigil

The mystery on which our faith is built, as he explains the Blessed Apostle Paul, it is not the stone sealed the tomb of Christ, because "if Christ has not been raised, then empty is our preaching is in vain and your faith " [cf. The Cor 15, 14]. The mystery of our faith is thus the inverted stone from the one who is no longer among the dead but among the living, and that we meet along the Way to Emmaus making recognize the breaking of bread [cf. LC 24,13-35], inviting us to the eternal journey and certainly not to a standstill before the idols which are the fruit of human hands.

Inviting the man to be pleased, "the law of the Lord" and "meditate on it day and night", the psalmist, Psalm n. 1, nell'ammonirci is very clear and precise words to tell you the right man, the one who really does the will of God: "It will be as a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither; succeed all his works ". And will, his works, because in truth they are works of the Lord, that man was and is only one faithful instrument.

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Ariel S. Levi Gualdo, Easter Vigil

On Easter night It took place the resurrection of the body of the Word of God Incarnate, that his flesh was sullied on the tree and is now adored in heaven and on earth. It is no coincidence that Christ God is risen night, because with his resurrection has enlightened our darkness, as the Psalmist sings: "Enlighten my lamp, Lord; my God, enlighten my darkness " [Will 17, 29].

Risen Christ calls us to life and it makes us part of life, inviting us to escape from death; He calls us to do the works of the Lord and bless his works before the Lord of life: "Bless the Lord, you all, his troops, his ministers, who do his will!. Bless the Lord, all his works, in all places of his dominion. Bless the Lord, my soul" [Will 102].

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Ariel S. Levi Gualdo, Easter Vigil

It is on this that we can accommodate and build our intimate participation in the resurrection of Christ, with which humanity is dead to sin and reborn to life, or hand deliver us to death in the worst way: We laid our human works in the name of God, but giving the inevitable fruits: a dry tree, the desolation, Finally, a death that will come sad after having spent his life in a dimension of possession and closing angry until the last breath of life. And all this in the name of "self" to run through "God's will", while around us everything collapses. And it all breaks down our fault that we do not want to see, not the fault of the other. Around everything collapses because we, locked in our illusory and immovable convictions, although having heard every day the Word of God, in truth we have not heard, because we were too busy to listen to the reasons of our "I" instead of the reasons of God through the Blessed Apostle Paul's voice warns us saying: "Day, indeed, when […] having itching ears they, will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own likings, refusing to listen to the truth to look at fairy tales» [II Tm 4,3].

And acting in this way, or seeding tales that then, at the end, They fall to pieces along with the idols made by human hands, You do not reach certain communion of saints to enjoy the beatific vision of the mystery of God the Creator, Christ the Lord of the Incarnate Word, Holy Spirit Comforter.

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Ariel S. Levi Gualdo, Easter Vigil

"Risen Christ has set us free" - warns the Blessed Apostle Paul [Maybe, 1] - "free for freedom; so stand firm and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery ". Never and no one, we must allow ourselves to impose slavery, especially by men who would like to make others slaves to their whims and fancies of their own in the name of God, after brazenly proclaimed messengers and voice of God.

Since the Garden of Eden, the choice is up to us: deliver us to everlasting death or follow our natural calling: participate in the resurrection of Christ God who now sits at the right hand of the father and that one day - never forget - "will return in glory to judge the living and the dead". And Christ, place that "every tree is known by its fruit" [cf. LC 6,44], with those who have never given up even for a moment of their existence to themselves to be truly his, they have not really served Christ and his Church, but who used instead of Christ and his Church, It is very severe: leave them in meal to death. Suffice it to recall the parable of the barren fig tree: Jesus, seeing a fig tree along the road, He sought in it the fruits, but, finding him rich only in leaves, He pronounced the sentence of that tree [cf. LC 13, 6-9]. The Lord Jesus did not say at all: poor thing, It does not bear fruit because of the other. anything, the divine Master said that the lack of fruit was whole fault of the barren fig tree.

Was Christ, before an act of perfect repentance, He has saved the good thief opening to him the gates of Paradise [cf. LC 23, 38-43], the same can do with us; the same can do with
those who are in a sterilized vineyard that in truth the Lord, that vineyard, He did not desired, It is the work of men's hands and not the work of God. In this case it is necessary and urgent to take note of reality, follow the wise admonition of the Apostle Paul Blessed, abandon the fairytales and fantasies [cf. II Tm 4,3] open to a truth - which is often bitter and therefore not easy to accept - and pray to the Lord with the words of Psalm 79 which reads: "Lord, Look down from heaven and see and visit this vine ". And the Lord visited us, but first you need to be aware of our error and above all the absence of God in the vineyard man wanted for fundamental research of the glory, then pray that, despite our mistake, grace us succor and transform that land in God's vineyard. Otherwise you risk dying incattiviti as one of the two thieves, that instead of asking for grace and forgiveness, despite being battered and pained in her whole body affixed to the pole of the cross, instead manifested closure, I decline, anger and aggressive spirit to the last breath of life. Just as do those who, before the failure of their works, They do not return to where they started even before the destruction, to pain, sickness and death.

In the Gospel of John There is the beautiful image of Mary suffering and lost before the tomb, who says: "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb and we know not where they have laid!» [CF Jn. 20,2].

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Ariel S. Levi Gualdo, Easter Vigil

In Luke's Gospel, women paralyzed by the pain before the empty tomb stone, two angels in shining garments say: "Why do you search among the dead for one who is alive?» [LC 24, 5]. With these words the angels tell the women to look beyond the size of the whole temporary grave that marks only a moment of transition. For Jesus it is no longer in the past, Jesus is not a collection of memories made all of real estate and related to days gone by; Jesus lives in the present and is projected into the future, Jesus is the '' Today 'eternal God who invites us to walk, is the Alpha the A Omega that "recapitulates in himself all things, those in heaven and things on earth " [CF. If the 1,10], one whom the holy bishop and father Augustine called the Church Entirely, which is beginning, center and goal of our entire humanism.

On the upturned stone of Christ risen who has conquered death, it is up to all of us a great task: choose between dreams and fairy tales in which everything collapses, or get in the way along the Via Emmaus. Because only in this second case, God will meet us as a traveling companion, He will call us "friends", visit our vineyard and truly turn into his work, after the man will be able to give up their omocentrismo to enter the size of Christocentrism, because otherwise, you can easily do without acting: "Come your kingdom, Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth ", because it would only be words without any human sense, and Christian.

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Master Notre Dame de París – France.
great Organ: Philippe Lefebvre

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3 thoughts on "To live the resurrection of Christ is necessary to abandon dreams, fables and idols, penetrate the real obedience of faith and do the Father's will

  1. Thanks, Rev. Father, for addition to the crystal clear words of the equally expressive photographs.
    Rite solemn, atmosfere intense, pregnant incense, canonical gestures, overflowing
    And the music…
    Fire and light against darkness, a relief for our unworthy souls, a hope in the way of contrition.

  2. “Rite solemn, atmosfere intense, pregnant incense, canonical gestures, overflowing…”

    D’accordo… But there was some faithful?

    1. When I publish both the photographs is of my movies lectiones or conferences, I avoid always put the public's mind images; at most I can put pictures of the audience without people's faces are visible. This also applies to the sacred liturgies, because although they are “public acts”, some may not be pleased that their image published.
      Yes, the faithful were, Also standing in the back of the church.

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