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The three coming of Jesus

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The three coming of Jesus Gospel of Sunday, November 18, 2018 Dear brothers and sisters in the Gospel we will listen next Sunday, November 18th, Jesus announces us his second coming in glory: “In …More
The three coming of Jesus
Gospel of Sunday, November 18, 2018


Dear brothers and sisters in the Gospel we will listen next Sunday, November 18th, Jesus announces us his second coming in glory: “In those days after that tribulation…they will see 'the Son of Man coming in the clouds' with great power and glory, and then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of the sky.”

As you know, dear brothers and sisters, we celebrate His first coming, in the humility of our human nature, every year on December 25th.

But we must not forget, that if we want to be among the elect that the angels will gather at the second coming of Jesus, it is necessary to welcome Him every day, in what the Holy Church reveal to be His coming into the mystery.

Benedict XVI, speaking of this mysterious coming of Jesus, in the encyclical "Deus caritas est", puts it this way: In the Church's Liturgy, (that is in his word, in the sacraments, and especially in the Eucharist), in her prayer, in the living community of believers, we experience the love of God, we perceive his presence and we thus learn to recognize that presence in our daily lives.” (Deus caritas est, 17)
While in one of the prefaces of Advent we read: "Now he, Jesus, comes to meet us in every man and in every age, so that we may welcome him in faith and witness in love the blessed hope of his kingdom."

Dear brothers and sisters, next Sunday we celebrate also, as Pope Francis established it last year, the second poor world day. The Pope wants to help us to remember that if it is true that Jesus is present and comes to meet us in every person, he is even more present and calls for help and our concrete love, in the person of the poor and the suffering.
Let us not allow, dear friends, that the cry for help that Jesus, present in the poor, in the last, in the discarded of the world, addresses to our heart may be muffled by our selfishness. We must recall that "Whoever does not live to serve, does not serve to live!"