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By Aci Prensa (ACI/EWTN Noticias)

10/8/2013 (2 years ago)

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Al presidir esta mańana la habitual Misa en la Capilla de la Casa de Santa Marta, el Papa Francisco seńaló que la oración, frente a los problemas y calamidades en la vida, es abrirle la puerta a Dios para que Él pueda hacer algo.

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By Aci Prensa (ACI/EWTN Noticias)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/8/2013 (2 years ago)

Published in Europe

Keywords: spanish, pope, reform, church


VATICANO (ACI/EWTN Noticias) - El Santo Padre advirtió que "también nosotros cuando no oramos, lo que hacemos es cerrarle la puerta al Seńor. Y no orar es esto: cerrar la puerta al Seńor, para que Él no pueda hacer nada".

"En cambio, la oración, ante un problema, una situación difícil, a una calamidad es abrirle la puerta al Seńor para que venga. Porque Él rehace las cosas, sabe arreglar las cosas, acomodar las cosas. Orar por esto: abrir la puerta al Seńor, para que pueda hacer algo. ˇPero si cerramos la puerta, el Seńor no puede hacer nada!".

Al reflexionar sobre el Evangelio, que hoy toca la historia de Marta y su hermana María, el Santo Padre dijo que "pensemos en esta María que eligió la mejor parte y nos hace ver el camino, cómo se abre la puerta al Seńor".

"A los ojos de su hermana estaba perdiendo el tiempo, también parecía tal vez un poco fantasiosa: mirar al Seńor como si fuera una nińa fascinada. Pero, żquién la quiere? El Seńor: 'Esta es la mejor parte', porque María escuchaba al Seńor y oraba con su corazón".

El Papa indicó que "el Seńor un poco nos dice: 'La primera tarea en la vida es esto: la oración'. Pero no la oración de palabra, como loros, sino la oración, el corazón: mirar al Seńor, escuchar al Seńor, pedir al Seńor. Sabemos que la oración hace milagros".

"Y Marta hacía esto: żQué hacía? ˇNo oraba! Hay otros como el terco Jonás, que son los justicieros. Él iba, profetizaba, pero en su corazón, decía: 'ˇPero se lo merecen. Se lo merecen. Se lo han buscado!'. ˇÉl profetizaba, pero no oraba! No pedía perdón al Seńor por ellos. Sólo los golpeaba".

"ˇSon los justicieros, aquellos que se creen que tienen la razón! Y al final - continúa el libro de Jonás - se ve que era un hombre egoísta, porque cuando el Seńor salvó Nínive, por la oración del pueblo, él se molestó con el Seńor: 'ˇEres siempre así . Siempre perdonas!'".



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