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Today's Gospel + short theological explanation

Tuesday 2nd of Advent

Gospel text (Mt 18,12-14): Jesus said to his disciples, «What do you think of this? If someone has a hundred sheep and one of them strays, won't he leave the ninety-nine on the hillside, and go to look for the stray one? And I tell you: when he finally finds it, he is more pleased about it than about the ninety-nine that did not get lost. It is the same with your Father in heaven: there they don't want even one of these little ones to be lost».

The Author of the Sacred Scripture

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

Today, listening to the Christ we capture more than human words: by listening to them, we get a glimpse of God’s “heart”. The Words of Jesus, words written by Matthew, words of divine attainment. The Holy Scripture is not a simple human literature: it has emerged as living subjects on the way to the People of God.

Three subjects interact in the "Bible". 1st The group of authors to whom we owe the writing of the various books that make up the Scripture. 2nd These authors are not independent writers, but are part of the common subject; "People of God": they speak from him and to him to the point that the People are the "authors" of the Scripture. 3rd These People are not self sufficient, but are guided by God himself who, in reality, speaks through men and humanity.

—In the People of God, the Church as a living subject of Scripture, the words of the "Bible" are always a presence of the living God.