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Today's Gospel + short theological explanation

Thursday 28th in Ordinary Time

Gospel text (Lk 11,47-54): En aquell temps, el Senyor digué: «Ai de vosaltres, que construïu monuments sepulcrals als profetes que els vostres pares van matar! Així demostreu que esteu d'acord amb el que ells van fer: els vostres pares van matar els profetes, i vosaltres construïu monuments que els recordin! (...)».

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.