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Liturgical day: Saturday 25th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Lk 9,43b-45): The disciples didn't understand this saying; something prevented them from grasping what He meant, and they were afraid to ask him about it. While all were amazed at everything Jesus did, He said to his disciples, «Listen and remember what I tell you now: The Son of Man will be delivered into human hands». But the disciples didn't understand this saying; something prevented them from grasping what He meant, and they were afraid to ask him about it.

Illustration: Pau Morales

Today we read “all were amazed at everything Jesus did”. But they did not accept Christ's announcement of His Passion. Neither Simon Peter understood those words. And we haven’t changed! We are still slaves to success! We like to succeed ... but without putting too much effort. That is: we like to triumph simply because triumph “tastes good". But we don’t want to know anything about “bad taste” (sacrifice). Freedom without commitment, free love (with divorce), live quietly (even with abortion, if it were the most "moderate" solution) ...

-Jesus without Cross ... A "god-clown", a "god-joker", a "god" custom-made ... There is no trace of eternity here. A "god" like that has an expiration date.