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Thursday 32nd in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 17,20-25): The Pharisees asked Jesus when the kingdom of God was to come. He answered, «The kingdom of God is not like something you can observe and say of it: ‘Look, here it is! There it is!’» The Pharisees asked Jesus when the kingdom of God was to come. He answered, «The kingdom of God is not like something you can observe and say of it: ‘Look, here it is! There it is!’. See, the kingdom of God is among you».

And Jesus said to his disciples, «The time is at hand when you will long to see one of the glorious days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it. Then people will tell you: ‘Look there! Look here!’. Do not go, do not follow them. As lightning flashes from one end of the sky to the other, so will it be with the Son of Man. But first He must suffer many things and be rejected by this people».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today we have another unintelligent question, this time from the Pharisees. It is the typical question of human curiosity forgetting the essential. The important is not "when" but "what is". Among other things, because the Kingdom of Heaven is already initiated among us, discreetly, silently: the Church, the sacraments, the Word of God, the faithful ... Isn't that enough? If Jesus hadn’t come ...

- Jesus has come and brought us what’s fundamental: God. So, what about wars? hunger? injustices? That happens because God has come and we haven’t followed him!

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