"Be merciful, as your Father is merciful, which is in heaven ", not as pleasing to the world, but as God 24 February 201910 March 2019 isoladipatmos L'Angolo di Girolamo Savonarola: Catholic homiletics in lean times "Be merciful, MISERICORDIOSO HOW IS YOUR FATHER, WHO IS IN HEAVEN ", HOW NOT LIKE THE WORLD, BUT HOW LIKE A GOD . For the world is mercy, and what highly merciful grant through euthanasia death to a person seriously ill, or a senior who is simply tired of living, if anything it alone and abandoned. But this is not mercy but terrible abomination, just as it is an abortion, ie kill a poor innocent, after the ultrasound or amniocentesis was found that Down syndrome is suffering the unborn child and therefore is not perfect according to the standards of an increasingly unclean world. . Author Ariel S. Levi Gualdo. . . PDF format Print article . . Praised be Jesus Christ ! . . "Be merciful as your Father which is in heaven" The passage in Luke this seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time [cf. LC 6,27-38, see the text of the liturgy, WHO] It could suggest that there are times when you end up with the fear that not only the Holy Gospel we tend to get what you want in the way you want, because having made a further leap forward, it is reasonable to fear that it is faced with the authentic forgery of God's Word, doing it to say that Christ God has never said. Many would be examples, Let us take just one among many: "Do not judge lest you be judged" [Mt 7, 1]. Let us see how he was often literally falsified this warning, enough to hear certain sermons built on improntanti sociologisms the desire to please the world, Then to hear from certain pulpits rants like this: . "The Church has finally realized that it could not continue to judge and condemn how long did, but that it was necessary to understand, understand, receive, be merciful ... ". . Comments of this kind are authentic blasphemies uttered in the Father's house from where he proclaims the Word of God. Indeed, warning "Do not judge lest you be judged", Christ the Lord probably refers to His apostles and to the Church of the future? Who I am, the subjects and objects of this warning? There are those - how little is explained later in this Gospel passage -, who used to watch "the mote in your brother, but you do not notice the plank in your own eye " [Mt 7, 3]. The warning is therefore addressed to the human hypocrites and hypocrisy exercised in its various forms, What this explained by divine magistralità by Christ the Lord in the discourse that follows [cf. Mt 7, 1-29]. As regards instead the Holy Church of Christ, It is aware and is clearly indicating what is right and wrong thing, what is lawful and what is unlawful, what is holy and what's evil, it is a duty and an obligation to which the Church can not and must not shirk. Or to put it with the Word of God: The Church, unless otherwise betraying its mission, has an obligation to tell and teach how the Christi fideles should enter "through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad the way that leads to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat " [Mt 7, 13]. The Church can not therefore omit to judge and condemn evil so severe if necessary, place that sin is not a different way of understanding and living the life, but the negation of the gift of life in Christ and the consequent and probable chance of being eternally damned. . The Church can not derogate from that obligation that it comes from its divine Founder who wanted her as a means and instrument of salvation, or as will be defined by Vatican II and then by the Catechism: "The Church, the universal sacrament of salvation" [Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 774]. And here it is well noted that the concept of universality, together with the totality implies exclusivity. God has never contemplated the many instruments of salvation, as he never contemplated the many different churches or religions, His Church is one and only one, the one entrusted to Peter and to the College of the Apostles, all within a criterion of uniqueness that does not contemplate the multiplicity. It is different to the speech related ordinary means of salvation, that the Church of Christ and the sacraments of grace of which it is a dispenser, and the extraordinary means of salvation, which are enclosed in the mystery of God's heart that in more ways than one, through the most disparate means so-called overtime, It can lead single men to salvation. Means overtime that they belong only to God, and of which no man can avail, for example by claiming that Christ's Church is just one of many means is means of salvation. No, the Church and the sacraments of grace of which it is a dispenser is not just another media, but the only way that Christ the Lord has given to man and mankind to be redeemed through the blood of his cross. . The phrase on which structure the pace of Luke's Gospel: "Be merciful, as your Father is merciful, which is in heaven ", harmonizes with another Old Testament phrase that warns us and calls us to be "holy because I, the Lord your God, I am holy " [Lv 19, 2]. The assumption is therefore the sanctity of mercy, no worldliness. It was not compassionate or charitable when you love the world, but just when you do not like the world. The Holy Gospel and the apostolic letters teach us that in fact the measure by which we can measure our true love and our true mercy, is when we are not at all welcome the children of this world: . "If the world hates you, know that it hated me before. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you from the world, therefore the world hates you " [GV 15, 18-19]. . And for our world charity and love means to allow two men to be able to realize their “dream” with a wedding and then buy a baby from a surrogate mother, while the exact opposite, for charity and for the love that makes us worthy sons of our Father who is in Heaven, those who commit similar monstrosities and endangers thereby the lives of these innocent creatures, perhaps "it would be better for him to have hung a millstone around his neck, and to be drowned in the depths of the sea " [Mt 18, 6]. . For the world is mercy, and what highly charitable grant through euthanasia death to a person seriously ill, or a senior who is simply tired of living, if anything it alone and abandoned. But this is not mercy but terrible abomination, just as it is an abortion, ie kill a poor innocent, after the ultrasound or amniocentesis was found that Down syndrome is suffering the unborn child and therefore is not perfect according to the standards of an increasingly unclean world. . Think about how many things the world does and continues to do in the name of a concept of mercy now completely subverted by the great reverser of good and evil, from the one who turns evil into good and good into evil, that Satan. Think about it: the modern era comes to life under the stage of guillotines where the cry for freedom, equality and fraternity, people were being fed to the Executioner without trial, or of the summary trials which were farces, or because of jealousy and envy denounced social. And yet, freedom, It is a high Christian principle, instead it is a precondition for the creation of man, which it was created by God's free and endowed with free [Genesis, capp. 2-3]. Not to mention equality and fraternity, whose natural home is located within the Gospel message where these truths are explained and communicated much better than they have been circulated by Robespierre during the regime of terror at the sound of decapitated heads in the name of equality and emptied a fraternity of Christ and filled with neo-paganism. . Even the world with his fearsome Principe, long has appropriated words that are fundamental terms the Christian message, before emptying them of their meaning and turning then into another. Even more so, Today more than ever, We have to understand first of all that what true mercy, after being "merciful, as your Father is merciful, which is in heaven ", not as the children of the Principe of this world. . From the island of Patmos, 24 February 2019 . . . . . . «You will know the truth and the truth will set you free» [GV 8,32], but bring, spread and defend the truth not only of risks but also the costs. 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