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Saturday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 12:8-12): “Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven." Jesus said to his disciples: “I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God. But whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God.

“Everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but the one who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven. When they take you before synagogues and before rulers and authorities, do not worry about how or what your defense will be or about what you are to say. For the Holy Spirit will teach you at that moment what you should say.”

Illustration: Pili Piñero

Today, the infinitely merciful God surprises us. What will not be forgiven? Why won’t it be forgiven? The answer is simple: God can’t "impose" His forgiveness! There rises up with all its strength "my" freedom: God becomes impotent in front of her! If someone prefers to laugh or make fun of God ... without attending to His mercy, then that someone stays in the mockery and can’t even "smell" the forgiveness of God.

- Jesus, I’m even afraid that You gave us so much power. From now on I give You my freedom: Yours is, my Lord!