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Today's Gospel + short theological explanation

Thursday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

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Gospel text (Lk 11,47-54): Jesus said to the Pharisees, «A curse is on you, for you build memorials to the prophets your ancestors killed. So you approve and agree with what your ancestors did. Is it not so? They got rid of the prophets, and now you can build!. (...)».

God is Reason (Logos) and Love (Relation)

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

Today —facing the many inconsistencies of our history— our task as Christians is to make sure that our idea of God (reason and love) is not excluded from the debate about man. First, God Himself is the "Logos", the rational origin of all reality, the creative reason and the love from which the world came forth and which is reflected in the world: that is why man adheres to Him and complies with Him by keeping and open mind and defending a type of reason that is not blind to the moral dimensions of being.

Second, "Logos" means a reason that is not simply mathematical, but is at the same time the foundation and guarantee of the good. The Christian faith in God tells us that God —eternal Reason— is Love (He is not turning in on himself without relations to others). Precisely because He is sovereign and creator, because He embraces everything, He is Relation and He is Love.

—My faith in the incarnation, passion and death of Jesus Christ, for mankind, is the supreme expression that the heart of all morality is Love.