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January 2nd: St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory Nazianzen, bishops and Doctors of the Church

Gospel text (Mt 23,8-12): Jesus said to his disciples: «Nor should you be called leader, because Christ is the only leader for you». Jesus said to his disciples: «You, do not let yourselves be called Master because you have only one Master, and all of you are brothers and sisters. Neither should you call anyone on earth Father, because you have only one Father, he who is in heaven. Nor should you be called leader, because Christ is the only leader for you. Let the greatest among you be the servant of all. For whoever makes himself great shall be humbled, and whoever humbles himself shall be made great».

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today we celebrate these two saints of 4th century because they were united by an exemplary friendship and great theological work. For them there was no other name more important than that of Jesus Christ and, united to Him, they shared everything; and, if they competed in anything, it was in mutual service. Their intense piety and deep study allowed them to defend firmly that Jesus is fully God, and at the same time different from the Father.

- The Holy Trinity: here it is the great mystery, which must not be solved as a "riddle" but deserves, above all, to be contemplated as did Basil and Gregory.

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