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RABBUNI’
Mary Magdalene, turned towards Him  and, speaking in Hebrew, said to Him “Rabbuni” which means Teacher (Gv 20,16). It is important to underline that the woman, until now, had spoken with the unknown grave guardian, turning Him her shoulders. She was not interested in Him, she was attracted by that grave, deprived by her beloved Teacher’s corpse. Called by her name, she suddenly changed her look and she was immediately face to face with the man she was  so heartbrokenly looking for : He was really Jesus.




A philological note is necessary: John says  that the word “Rabbuni” was pronounced in Hebrew but he certainly meant “aramaico” (two languages completely unknown to his readers). Some modern exegetes consider this picture of Magdalene and the Resurrected as an example of the itinerary of faith that Mary Magdalene must follow to pass from a faith in the “Teacher”, a faith that needs the contact with  Him to a faith based only on the faith. In these exegetes’ opinion the sound of the Resurrected’s voice pushed  her towards Him, as if  under the effect of a overwhelming  and not controllable  traction.

That leap, incredible for being a Jewish woman in a gloomy place, would mean that Mary Magdalene would be under the illusion to find herself again in the privileged  position  of the time of pre-Easter Christ.
Yes, Jesus was always the same but the dimension was different.
Once it was the natural contact common to the ordinary conditions of earthly life; now , being on  the right hand of the Father, the Teacher gave still something to the senses ( to touch Him, to see Him, to walk and eat together with Him) but only for a short time and in a different way from human formalities.


Now apostles, disciples and holy women had to get used to meet the Savior  only by faith; by the ascension He was definitively on the right of the Father,  the place from which he had come.
A speech appreciated  by the Evangelist John: Christ was sent by the Father, He remained  among us for the established period and finally He returned to the One who had sent Him.

 Magdalene and the other three groups found hard to understand such a mysterious design; Jesus was aware of their difficulty and He was even more gentle and affectionate than when He was with them   (Lc 24,44). We still have to lay ourselves in front of Magdalene who dares to embrace the Savior’s feet and  listen to the words by which He advise her (for a mysterious reason ) not to make longer  this embrace.
SPADA BARBARA




AS VIAS DO ESPIRITO

SEGUNDO DOMINGO DA QUARESMA

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SEGUNDO DOMINGO DA QUARESMA
01 MARÇO 2015
UMA REFLEXÃO

No Segundo Domingo da Quaresma a palavra de Deus define o caminho que o verdadeiro discipulo deve seguir para chegar à vida nova: é o caminho da escuta atenta de Deus e dos seus projetos, o caminho da obediência total e radical aos planos do Pai.

THE WAYS OF THE SPIRIT

THE REDEMPTION AND MARY CO-REDEMPTRIX

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THE REDEMPTION AND MARY
CO-REDEMPTRIX

The Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Christ is the Co-redemptrix, meaning that Mary uniquely cooperated with Jesus and is entirely subordinate to and dependent upon Jesus, in the historic work of Redemption. Let’s define our terms. What is Redemption? Redemption is the saving act of Jesus Christ, through his life, Passion, Death, and Resurrection, repairing our relationship with the Father by offering just compensation for the sins of humanity, and thus restoring the possibility of sanctifying grace, and friendship between God and humanity, which results in the inheritance of heaven.

LOS CAMINOS DEL ESPIRITU

BAUTISMO DE JESUS

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BAUTISMO DE JESUS
Porque el bautismo hoy empieza
y él lo quiere inaugurar,
hoy se ha venido a lavar
el Autor de la limpieza.


WEGE DES GEISTES

Le esigenze ecclesiali nel Vangelo di Luca

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Le esigenze ecclesiali
nel Vangelo di Luca


Già sappiamo che il Vangelo di Luca ebbe per destinatari diretti le prime comunità cristiane sorte dall'opera apostolica di San Paolo. Ora intendiamo analizzare più da vicino quali furono le esigenze particolari che avvertivano queste prime comunità alle quali Luca intendeva offrire un sussidio efficace che le confermasse nell'adesione al Cristo, ancora tanto recente, e pertanto ancora fragile. Schematicamente, potremmo riassumerle così:

Preghiere

PREGHIERA COSTANTE

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PREGHIERA COSTANTE

  • Il ricordo costante della presenza divina e l'invocazione del santo nome di Dio, inpronunciabile per causa del potere terribile a Lui attribuito, rimonta dalla antica lezione bibblica: nell'antico  Testamento, davanti i principali momenti della storia della salvezza, il popolo ebreo sempre prega. Fra quelli di personalitá marcante di distacca Mosè, l'espressione piú chiara di chi, dopo la sua elezione come guida del suo popolo, fece della sua vita una continua preghiera. La veritá piena fa sempre suscitare formule nuove a rispetto del mistero insondabile di Cristo Jesus, che possono esprimersi in distinte forme de preghiera, come, suppliche, intercessioni, azioni di grazia e lovori.