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Monday 2nd of Lent

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Gospel text (Lk 6,36-38): Jesus said to his disciples, «Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. “Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven». Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. “Stop judging and you will not be judged. Stop condemning and you will not be condemned. Forgive and you will be forgiven. Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”

Illustration: Francesc Badia

Today and in our times, let us not forget, Jesus Christ keeps walking uphill towards Jerusalem, where he will give His life for our Salvation. And, yet again, He reminds us about something very important: “Be compassionate”, be merciful, be patient… Because this is the way God is, because Love is this. There is no revengeful love, no ever-criticizing love, no intemperate love…

-God is like this and live is like this. “(…) by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you”. He who cannot forgive does not let others forgive him either!

Monsignor José Angel Saiz Meneses (until now Bishop of Terrassa) was the first bishop who agreed to collaborate with evangeli.net. He has just been promoted as Archbishop of Seville. The comment for next Sunday ("Good Shepherd Sunday") was written precisely by Monsignor Saiz.

You can read his commentary here