01 Feb CG XXI. TRIDUUM III: CALLED TO DISCERN HIS PRESENCE IN OUR HISTORY
Today, February 1st, celebration of the lunar new year for the Eastern world, we are in the third day of the triduum, very grateful to God for His Presence that is preparing us within. We are also grateful to Fr. Cipriano Díaz SJ, for the warmth and depth of his suggestions that put Jesus, our Lord, at the center.
In the morning, in the proposed text (Lk 12:54-59), Jesus questioned us about our passivity and calls us to live lucidly, to read what is happening to us and what is happening to our world and to discern there: How is God in our history? What is He calling us to?
In the afternoon, we contemplated Jesus’ encounter with his disciples at Lake Tiberias (Jn 21:1-19). The risen Jesus, in the mission of consoling, goes out to meet his disciples who are downcast, not only because they have lost the Master but also because they have betrayed Him. They carry within themselves the weight of the night.
In this dialogue with Peter, who represents all the disciples, including us, the Lord addresses the wounded man and through his questions restores Peter’s trust. Love once again reaches him. The Lord mercifully “stands him up again” and restores the bonds. Thus, Peter is confirmed in the Lord’s Mission.
From this experience of Peter, of the Church itself, we are ready to open ourselves to the Grace that comes to meet us in this XXI General Congregation.
Inés Ruiz, aci
WE SHARE TODAY’S THREE “PLÁTICAS”: