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Lor, make me an instrument of your pace

Good morning, happy Wednesday.


In the Gospel of Matthew 5: 9, Jesus tells his disciples ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, because they will be called daughters and sons of God’.


While it is true that our peacekeeping life is typical of our relationship with God, we cannot forget that it also relates to other aspects of life. A life that includes the reconciliation that he obtained through the merits of Christ should have the same feeling towards those who offend them, a person who understands his spiritual poverty, his brokenness and need should express that virtue with his neighbor through a transformation in his character and in the way it relates to them. This is why we cannot forget two things about those who are peacemakers:

First, live in peace with those around you. At present, pride is a widespread evil even among Christian circles. A life that is peaceful should demonstrate wisdom specially to speak carefully and when it is necessary to do so. As Proverbs 10:19 says “In the many words there is no lack of sin; But he or she who restrains his or her lips is prudent”


Second, according to 2 Corinthians 5:18, Jesus has commissioned us to manifest the ministry of reconciliation. According to Paul's words, we have been commissioned to a full-time call that consists in announcing the good news that promises peace with God for all those who believe in Jesus. A pacifying person then, is the one who understands that in her or his hands he/she has the mission of "pacifying" the world by giving them the gospel and reconciling them with God, as Paul writes in his reference to the book of Isaiah "How beautiful are the feet of those who announce the peace of those who announce good news! " (Romans 10:15) Let us remember that the construction of peace is an essential aspect of Christian character.


Our challenge for today is in the prayer of St. Francis: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon…




Fr. Luis+

Date news: 
Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 09:45

Ministry at the time of Coronavirus (Covid 19): Prevent, cure and accompany

Now we have to shape what some have started calling; The Church at Home. Although I keep asking myself; What do those who do not have a home do? For this reason, at the same time, I am declaring today in our Holyrood Church a Lenten day of prayer, fasting and reading the Bible in the Time of the Coronavirus.

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