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Thursday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 17:20-25): Asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come, Jesus said in reply, “The coming of the Kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is’." Asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God would come, Jesus said in reply, “The coming of the Kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’ For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you.”

Then he said to his disciples, “The days will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of Man, but you will not see it. There will be those who will say to you, ‘Look, there he is,’ or ‘Look, here he is.’ Do not go off, do not run in pursuit. For just as lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. But first he must suffer greatly and be rejected by this generation.”

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!