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Tuesday 27th in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 10,38-42): As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, He entered a village and a woman called Martha welcomed him to her house. She had a sister named Mary who sat down at the Lord's feet to listen to his words (…).

Logos creates "diá-logos"

EDITORIAL TEAM evangeli.net (based on texts by Benedict XVI) (Città del Vaticano, Vatican)

Today, Jesus —which is the "Logos" (the Word) of God— is fraternally hosted in the House of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus. Lack of brotherhood is a major impediment for true integral human development. As society becomes ever more globalized, it makes us "neighbors", but does not make us "brothers". Reason, by itself, is capable of grasping the equality between men and of giving stability to their civic coexistence, but it cannot establish fraternity.

Fraternity originates in a transcendent vocation from God the Father, who loved us first, teaching us through the Son what fraternal charity is. In the present social and cultural context, where there is a widespread tendency to relativize truth, adhering to the values of Christianity it is essential for building a good society. Truth, in fact, is "logos" which creates "diá-logos" and, hence, communication and communion.

—O Lord, Ultimate Truth, open and join together the intellect of human beings in the logic of love.

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