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Old 10th September 2020, 11:15 AM
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82. Two Choices

The human person has two choices: to focus on God or to move away from him. The image represented by the escape of the Israelites before the Egyptians represent a return to God. To return to God is to be placed in the line of good, to want his Love, to accept the best he offers, to let ourselves be raised and then be peacefully embraced.

A nation who is in God and on the move is recovering his freedom. All peoples should be on the way, together, both feet in the Kingdom of God.

It’s with the Love of God that people and the environment are transformed. They are walking with him.



Let’s cling to this thought:

“Whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother.” Matthew, chapter 12, verse 50

The one who loves his brother and his sister, his mother and his father and all humans, place himself in God’s family.


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Old 11th September 2020, 05:09 PM
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83. Evil hates Light

Often in the Bible, there are clear passages like this one and at the same time, precise and without appeal:

For everyone who does wicked things, hates the light and does not come toward the light, so that his works might not be exposed. But whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God. John, chapter 3, verses 20 to 21

To do evil is to hate light. To hate light is to hate God. Evil and light are not compatible. It is unthinkable to build up a bad action and declare that it’s luminous.



It’s also difficult to get rid of bad habits. When they don’t seem too damaging, we tend to forget them. And yet the tiniest bad habit can degenerate into unhealthy or even harmful habits.

So, it’s important to watch over our habits and dig out those that can cause harm. If they can harm others, they can also hurt us:

“Whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God.” We move in faith only with the light of God.

To come to the truth and to get rid of our bad habits is to allow the truth to be generated in our life. God’s light helps us to discern the issues of life.

Moreover, when we feel bad after an action, it’s necessary to check if it really is good or bad, true or false. It would be nice to take some time to find solutions. To realize this discernment and to want to return to goodness is to let ourselves be improved by God.


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Old 12th September 2020, 11:21 AM
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84. The Lamb

Jeremiah has a very beautiful relationship with God. We feel he’s like a son talking to his father:

“The Lord informed me; at that time you, O Lord, showed me their doings.” Jeremiah, chapter 11, verse 18

The closer Jeremiah is to God, the more the Spirit of God guides him through difficulties and sorrows. God helps him maneuver among people who hurt him and does not seem to listen to the Lord.

Besides, it doesn’t prevent the prophet of God to be persecuted because he disturbs while transmitting the truths of God:

“I was like a gentle lamb led to slaughter.” Jeremiah, chapter 11, verse 19a

This text prefigures what Christ will live: “I was like a gentle lamb led to slaughter.”



The only difference is that Jesus is not “like” the Lamb, but he “is” the Lamb who will be led to slaughter, because of the evil in the world and for his sole purpose to save us.

The psalm reveals the same thought:

“Lord my God, in you I take refuge; rescue me; save me from all who pursue me, lest they maul me like lions, tear me to pieces with none to save.” Psalm 7, verses 2 to 3



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Old 13th September 2020, 10:58 AM
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85. Free Jesus!

Nicodemus allows us to think and understand that persons can condemn other persons without knowing a lot about them. Nicodemus is touched by Jesus:

“There was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. He came to Jesus at night.” John, chapter 3, verses 1 and 2a

Nicodemus meets Jesus and he appreciates his quality of God. Only a person who knows Jesus and who loves him can understand what Jesus is doing in the world. He will defend Jesus after his capture:

“Nicodemus, one of their members who had come to him earlier, said to them, ‘Does our law condemn a person before it first hears him and finds out what he is doing?’” John, chapter 7, verses 50 to 51



Can we judge Jesus? Can we ensnare Love? This is the impression that emerges: “I was like a gentle lamb led to slaughter.”


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Old 14th September 2020, 11:21 AM
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86. The confusion

There is confusion around Jesus. Instead of looking in each of their hearts, the people openly question themselves and become confused. Some say Jesus is the Messiah, others say no. Another group would like to stop him. They question the guards who come back:
“‘Why did you not bring him?’ The guards answered: ‘Never before has anyone spoken like this one.’” John, chapter 7, verses 45 to 46



The guards come back to some priests and pharisees and say to them, “Never before has anyone spoken like this one!” Let’s imagine the Romans, in the drawings of Asterix and Obelix, return to the emperor and say to him: “Ave, Caesar! These Gaul’s are too strong!”
Here, the Love of Jesus is too powerful.

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Old 15th September 2020, 10:53 AM
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87. Jesus is so Holy

This man speaks so well that he turns us upside down and inside out. He is so true that he fills us with his presence. He is so God, that we have no more doubt. He opens our eyes.

But not of all. The only way to really follow Jesus is to take our responsibility in hand and follow him.




Let’s grant to Jesus, the High Priest of the Eternal Covenant, to fill us with his presence, to open our heart, to dispel our doubts. Let’s live in joy and hope to see the Church filled with people renewed by grace.

May Jesus be unveiled and known by the future generations.


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Old 16th September 2020, 10:46 AM
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88. Our sins

Peter does not accept that Jesus must die for our sins. Peter stands before the reality of his own sins, his old sins, and he cannot understand why Jesus would die for him. Peter does not understand Jesus’s words and mission and he tells Jesus how he must behave. He doesn’t want Jesus to leave for Jerusalem because he’s going to be killed.

“Peter, takes him aside and begins to rebuke him, ‘God forbid, Lord! No such thing shall ever happen to you.’” Matthew, chapter 1, verse 22



We would also like to tell Jesus what he needs to do to make us happy, but we need to walk away from that conception. It’s easier to understand how Jesus wants us to be happy. Let’s not refuse Jesus anymore in our life.

God alone knows the way. And when Jesus says he will have to surrender to the elders of Jerusalem and they will kill him, he knows what he means. He shows us his way. Jesus says what he does and does what he says.

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Old 17th September 2020, 10:30 AM
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89. God allows evil?

God never uses the strong way like giving cancer to drive a person back to him. It’s impossible. He doesn’t need that. This is not his way.
The body is fragile and sometimes there are complications. But God does not give sickness hoping that someone will convert. Never.

The only powerful way of God is the infinite tenderness of his Love. The test can lead a person to consider God, because it allows time for reflection. Reality and the present moment, in pain, often leads a person to ask himself the important questions of life; sickness, evil, suffering, loss of energy. Often, he will cast a simple look toward God.

Suffering takes him inside himself, turns him toward his heart, and perhaps he will shout. However, it’s always a shame when a person waits to be with his back against the wall to think and react. Perhaps he will accept to let his heart open up to let God create in him silence, then peace.



God is always present and he’s waiting for that person to turn to him. He does just that, wait for him. The person who decides to let God enter into his life will receive him in his heart. And it is guaranteed that God will be there too in his heart.

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Old 18th September 2020, 10:55 AM
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90. Let’s find means

We are the only ones who can block off the Love of God. We are the only ones who can pretend to love if we block the Love of God in our heart. To the limit, it is inconceivable to block the Love of God in our heart, without dying in evil.

Let’s find ingenious means to not refuse the Love of God. We’ll see how simple it is. It’s not demanding to think about it and to walk with God.

Let’s give our heart to Jesus, so that he helps us to open the door, that his Love passes in us and that it overflows on people.



Let’s imagine that we hear God say this to us today: “Everyone will know that I am a Loving God when people live in my will. The world will see me in your life.”

But for us, humans, it’s not so easy, because we know how far we can dwell from his love.
We are invited to encourage ourselves and remain vigilant in prayer and spiritual friendship.

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Old 19th September 2020, 08:53 AM
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91. Dried up

These people’s thoughts are interesting, in this next passage. They recognize that they are moving away from God. We feel here the heart that is ready to receive the presence of God:
“All of us have become like unclean men, all our good deeds are like polluted rags; We have all withered like leaves, and our guilt carries us away like the wind,” Isaiah, chapter 64, verse 5
because we kept away from you, Lord.



Even so, the world should know that we are sinners and that we can never be perfect enough to let God perfectly pass in our lives. God is passing by, though. Let’s give him his place.

Fortunately, there are people who allow us to feel the presence of God, despite their sinful state. They become examples of faith.

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