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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 20, 2014

 


 

 
 

PATIENTLY AWAITING JUDGMENT

 

Matthew, more than any other evangelist, talks about Jesus leaving and returning home. Often Jesus leaves the house because crowds have assembled outside and want to be taught. Today, after having taught and dismissed the crowds, his disciples follow him home, seeking further explanation of what seem to be, at least to us today, pretty straightforward parables.

 

For both Matthew and Mark, when Jesus is in the house with his disciples it signals a special teaching moment, and it should cause us today to perk up our ears. Usually it is Jesus giving commonsense advice about what it will mean to follow him. Today is no different. To follow Jesus means to be ready to encounter the followers of evil, to have to live and work and preach among them. It means patiently awaiting the judgment that can only come from God, the judgment of justly deciding who will be thrown into the flame and who will live to be a brightly shining saint. Let us heed this house ­teaching, for it will be the same for us who follow Jesus Christ today.

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ESPEREMOS PACIENTEMENTE EL JUICIO

 

Mateo, más que los otros evangelistas, habla sobre Jesús que sale de su hogar y regresa. Muchas veces sale de su casa porque las multitudes se reúnen afuera y quieren que les enseñe. Hoy, después de haber enseñado y despachado a las multi-tudes, sus discípulos lo siguen hasta su casa buscando más explicación a lo que parece ser, al menos a nosotros hoy, parábolas muy directas.

 

Tanto para Mateo como para Marcos, cuando Jesús está en la casa con sus discípulos siempre significa un momento especial para enseñar y nos debe hacer prestar atención. Usualmente es Jesús quien nos da consejos sensatos sobre lo que significa ser sus seguidores. Hoy no es diferente: seguir a Cristo significa estar listo a encontrarse con los seguidores del mal, tener que vivir y trabajar y predicar entre ellos, esperando pacientemente ese juicio que sólo puede venir de Dios, el juicio de decidir justamente quién será arrojado a las llamas y quién vivirá para ser un santo ejemplar. Escuchemos esta enseñanza casera para que significa lo mismo para nosotros que seguimos a Cristo hoy.

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