Thursday, July 23, 2009

sermon del proximo Domingo

What shall I do because My Lord has taken away from me the stewardship?
The several parts of the parable proposed to us convey a deep teaching.

Saint Francis of Assisi dedicated to the business as a merchant with his father called Peter Bernardone, from a wealthy life going once into the bishop’s room he stripped himself of his garments and placed on them the money of his father, he stood naked before the eyes of the bishop, his father and all present. This man was the one who once said:” Listen to all of you I have called Peter Bernardone my father but because I am resolve to serve God, I return the money and the clothes that are his and from now on I will say : Our Father who art in Heaven and not father Peter Bernardone…” . It was this man of Assisi, the one who could understand the words of this parable most perfectly and rejected the goods of this earth for that precious treasure of Heaven. He was a faithful administrator for the eternal things.
God is the rich man represented here for to Him alone belongs the direct and absolute dominium over all things and the steward of the rich man is each individual in the service of God.
· By which Saint Ambrose observes that morally teaches that: “By which we say it is not to be the owner itself, but rather the faculty of being the administrator of foreign goods. At first, we say that we are not the owners of our own riches, but dispensers of the things of others, so that we may administer well as He commands. For it behooves that amongst men we are owners of our works, however with respect to God, whom we are its own He is the owner of those things of which we are dispensers; all those goods we will have to produce in us fruitfully, and usefully”.
· Such graces to be administrators of these goods, and everybody in the time of judgment will be asked not only for the evils committed, but of the good deeds through which negligence of things omitted to Christ in the judgment we must therefore render an exact account.
· Render to others and God will ask the account of those goods in our death at judgment. What shall I do, when God shall rise you to judge? And when He shall examine, what shall I answer Him? Job XXXI, 14.
· I Corinthians 4, 1: Let a man so account of us as of the ministers of Christ and the dispensers of the mysteries of God.
· I Peter 4, 10: As every man hath received grace, ministering the same one to another: as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
· To sum up, then, what has been said: Whoever has received from the divine bounty a large share of temporal blessings, whether they be external and material, or gifts of the mind, has received them for the purpose of using them for the perfecting of his own nature, and, at the same time, that he may employ them, as the steward of God's providence, for the benefit of others. "He that hath a talent," said St. Gregory the Great, "let him see that he hide it not; he that hath abundance, let him quicken himself to mercy and generosity; he that hath art and skill, let him do his best to share the use and the utility hereof with his neighbor."(17)
· It is an erroneous opinion to be held that we are the masters of the things of this life as the owners of goods. For we are just as alien hosts now who everyone must withdraw and steward foreign goods of which to us it must be assumed in the humility and modesty of a steward; for nothing is ours, but all of those things are given by God. Therefore you have received an emblem of intelligence, sound judgment, wisdom and eloquence those things are a gift from God.

· The attitude of the steward of spreading the riches entrusted for his care, it teaches us that alms whether spiritual or corporal, secure us powerful friends for that awful day of judgment. Rerum Novarum It is a duty, not of justice (save in extreme cases), but of Christian charity - a duty not enforced by human law. But the laws and judgments of men must yield place to the laws and judgments of Christ the true God, who in many ways urges on His followers the practice of almsgiving - ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive";(15) and who will count a kindness done or refused to the poor as done or refused to Himself - "As long as you did it to one of My least brethren you did it to Me."(16) Himself to mercy and generosity; he that hath art and skill, let him do his best to share the use and the utility hereof with his neighbor.

· It is that man who by using the things of this world, iniquity, he by good actions he recovered his function not by bad deeds but through that prudence which led him to deal with that situation with cleverness. Our Lord does not praise the fraud but that prudence of the administrator. It is by that worldly prudence that He draws the moral parable. That zeal manifested in dealing with temporal affairs we should also show it as children of light to make the use of the things of iniquity in order to be accepted in the eternal dwelling.
· Prudence is more than doing good and avoiding evil, it is more than that. In general terms, is that cardinal virtue which allows us to use our minds well to think clearly and correctly, and thus, on a regular basis, successfully to arrive at the truth of things.
· Prudence is right reason applied to human conduct which we call it a practical virtue which enable us to order the means to arrive at the achievement of an end and ultimately our final end as human beings.
· We cannot read the future but…
· A prudent person by his understanding of the present and memory of the past can apply it to the future knowledge.
· Acts of the virtue: counsel –judgment and command enable us to reflection, and a right estimation of the circumstances (circumnspection), docility to understand, and not negligence and precipitation and to put those principles into action. The wise administrator by his knowledge of the past , caution and foresight(regards for those things distant) he could find his way out and be taken and praised by the rich man and did not loose his job. Our Lord demonstrates by this that the consideration of our Eternal end as sons of light should be our priority and apply this virtue of prudence for obtaining the Eternal dwelling.
· Why are you seeking the servant in place of the Lord? Was the question that Saint Francis had in a vision. He changed his carnal inclinations and became a master of the spiritual. Thus, we do the contrary and act not in a prudent way by fraud a vice opposed to prudence since we are the ones who dissipate the goods which we have received from God, and by our negligence and temporal solicitude we are more concern in using the iniquity of this world for our temporal affairs and what about the spiritual?
· Come oh! Holy Spirit! Let us pray with the collect prayer of this Mass which begs the spirit of always thinking what is right. In this time after Pentecost let the action of the Holy Spirit with the Gift of counsel enable to pour fourth His light to our practical intellect to see and judge what we should do in a particular case and the means that we should employ. Enkindle in our souls the fire of His love!!!

Que hare pues El Senor me quita la administracion de sus bienes?... en el nombre del Padre y...
L a parabola de hoy en sus diversas partes contiene ricas ensenanzas.
· Dios es aquel hombre rico representado aqui ya que es a El solo a quien le pertenecen el directo y absoluto dominio sobre todas las cosas, y el administrador es cada individuo, nosotros, en el servicio de Dios.
· Administrador es la palabra clave de esta parabola. Todo Cristiano es un administrador del Senor, El hombre rico de nuestra existencia el unico que posee los bienes es Dios.
· En la parabola se repite por siete veces el termino de mayordomia o administracion, esto para hacernos dar cuenta de que todos somos administradores de lo que El Senor nos ha confiado. San Pablo dice: “Cada uno se considere ministro de Cristo y administrador de sus bienes”. I Cor. 4,15. Cada uno según el don que ha recibido, adminístrelo a los otros, como buenos dispensadores de las diferentes gracias de Dios”. I Peter 4,10.
· Todo lo cual se resume en que todo el que ha recibido abundancia de bienes, sean éstos del cuerpo y externos, sean del espíritu, los ha recibido para perfeccionamiento propio, y, al mismo tiempo, para que, como ministro de la Providencia divina, los emplee en beneficio de los demás. «Por lo tanto, el que tenga talento, que cuide mucho de no estarse callado; el que tenga abundancia de bienes, que no se deje entorpecer para la largueza de la misericordia; el que tenga un oficio con que se desenvuelve, que se afane en compartir su uso y su utilidad con el prójimo»(15).Leon XIII Reum Novarum.

· Importancia de que estos dones no deben caer en vano. –no somos duenos de lo que tenemos. Dios es El que nos da todo.

· Crisóstomo. Una opinión errónea, agravada en los hombres, que aumenta sus pecados y disminuye sus buenas obras, consiste en creer que todo lo que tenemos para las atenciones de la vida debemos poseerlo como señores y , por consiguiente, nos lo procuramos como el bien principal. Pero es todo lo contrario, porque no hemos sido colocados en la vida presente como señores en su propia casa, sino que somos huéspedes y forasteros llevados a donde no queremos ir y cuando no pensamos. El que ahora es rico, en breve será mendigo. Así que, seas quien fueres, has de saber que eres sólo dispensador de bienes ajenos y se te ha dado de ellos uso transitorio y derecho muy breve. Lejos, pues, de nosotros el orgullo de la dominación y abracemos la humildad y la modestia del arrendatario o casero. (CATENA AUREA EN ESPAÑOL 10601)
· Usar los bienes de este mundo para nuestra propia salvacion,la misma astucia pero para procurar aquel tesoro que la polilla no corrompe y que el ladron no puede robar, aquel tesoro del cielo. El celo manifestado en administrar los bienes temporales pero como hijos de la luz para ser aceptados en las eternas moradas como lo hizo este mayordomo nosotros por medio de la limosna espiritual y material podemos cubrir nuestras malas acciones y recuperar lo que perdimos por dilapidar y malgastar los dones que Dios nos ha dado.

· La prudencia es aquella virtud que El senor nos quiere ensenar el dia de hoy en esta parabola es la de este arrendatario que quien tuvo la intuicion clara del futuro, y es por ser tan previsor que nuestro Senor lo alaba y le su amo le devuelve su trabajo. La prudencia es esa virtud que es la “recta razon en el obrar”, una virud cardinal la prudencia regula las demas virtudes porque ordena los medios para llegar al fin ultimo que es Dios.

· Hombre prudente es aquel que utiliza la memoria del pasado, la inteligencia de lo presente para la providencia en el futuro saber fijarse bien en el bien lejano y que medios oportunos utilizar para prever las consecuecias de lo que puede seguir del acto que queremos realizar. Una persona prudente es un cuadro de racionalidad y realismo ya que el futuro de alguna manera no lo sorprende, siendo que vive de esta manera docilidad para aprender, reflexion y cautela.

· Es esto lo que el mayordomo hizo con su amo y como actuo con aquellos que le debian. Los actos de la prudencia son el consejo, el juicio la consideracion y el imperio o mandato para llevarlo a cabo. Un hombre que no es prudente es negligente y precipitado que lo lleva a buscar solo los bienes de este mundo y persistir en el pecado.

· Pidamos al espiritu Santo,el Don del consejo esta Luz mediante la cual el entendimiento practico nos de la gracia de ver y juzgar lo que se debe hacer en un caso concreto y nos muestre los medios que ha de emplearse para ser buenos administradores de los bienes que El nos ha dado. Para que asi, practicando esta virtud de la prudencia poco y nada tengamos miedo cuando el Senor universal nos viniere a pedir cuentas de la administracion de los bienes y talentos que nos deposito en nuestra alma.

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