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By Aci Prensa (ACI/EWTN Noticias)

12/17/2013 (1 year ago)

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"Dios nunca nos deja solos, siempre camina con nosotros", con estas palabras el Papa Francisco comenzó a explicar el Evangelio de hoy, martes 17 de diciembre, -día en que el Pontífice celebra su cumpleańos número 77-, durante su homilía en la misa matutina celebrada en la capilla de la Casa Santa Marta.


By Aci Prensa (ACI/EWTN Noticias)

Catholic Online (

12/17/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in Europe


VATICANO (ACI/EWTN Noticias) - El Pontífice quiso celebrar la Eucaristía rodeado del personal que trabaja en la Casa lo que dio un clima familiar y sencillo a la celebración. El Evangelio de hoy se centra en la genealogía de Jesús y el Pontífice explicó la presencia del Seńor en nuestra vida.

"Una vez oí que alguien decía: 'ˇEsta cita del Evangelio parece la guía telefónica!' Y no, es otra cosa: esta cita del Evangelio es historia y tiene un argumento importante. Es pura historia porque como decía San León Papa, Dios envió a su Hijo. Y Jesús es consustancial al Padre Dios, pero también consustancial a la Madre, una mujer. Y esta es la consustancialidad de la Madre. Dios se hizo historia. Dios se ha querido hacer historia. Está con nosotros. Ha hecho el camino con nosotros".

Después del primer pecado en el paraíso, continúo el Pontífice, "Él tuvo esta idea: hacer el camino con nosotros". Ha llamado a Abraham, "el primer nombrado en esa lista" y "lo invitó a caminar". Y Abraham "comenzó ese camino". Después Isaac, Jacob, Judá. "Así va este camino en la historia".

Dios, seńaló el Papa, "camina con su pueblo. Dios no quiso venir a salvarnos sin historia. Él quiso hacerse historia con nosotros". Una historia, destacó, que "va de la santidad al pecado. En esta lista hay santos, pero también hay pecadores".

"Los pecadores de alto nivel, los que hicieron pecados gordos. Dios hizo historia con ellos. Pecadores que no respondieron a todo lo que Dios pensaba para ellos. Pensemos en Salomón, tan grande, tan inteligente y terminó, ˇpobrecillo! Sin saber cómo se llamaba. Pero Dios estaba con él. Esto es bello żno? Dios es consustancial a nosotros".

"Hace historia con nosotros. Es más: cuando Dios quiere decir quién es, dice: 'Yo soy el Dios de Abraham, de Isaac y de Jacob'. żPero cuál es el apellido de Dios? Somos nosotros, cada uno de nosotros. Él toma de nosotros el nombre para convertirlo en su apellido. 'Yo soy el Dios de Abraham, de Isaac, de Jacob, de Pedro, de Marietta,. de Marisa, de Simón, ˇde todos!' De nosotros toma el apellido. El apellido de Dios es cada uno de nosotros".

"Él, nuestro Dios -ańadió- hizo historia con nosotros, tomó el apellido de nuestro nombre", "se dejó escribir la historia por nosotros". "Nosotros, dijo, escribimos esta historia de gracia y pecado y él va detrás de nosotros". Esta, seńaló, "es la humildad de Dios, la paciencia de Dios, el amor de Dios. ˇEs nuestro!" Y esto, confió, nos conmueve. "Tanto amor, tanta ternura, tener un Dios así".

"Su alegría fue compartir su vida con nosotros. El Libro de la Sabiduría dice que la alegría del Seńor está entre los hijos del hombre, con nosotros. Acercándose la Navidad, da que pensar: si Él se hizo historia con nosotros, si tomó su apellido de nosotros, si Él quiso que nosotros escribiésemos su historia, al menos, dejemos nosotros, que Él escriba nuestra historia. Esta es la santidad: 'Dejar que el Seńor escriba nuestra historia'. Esta es la esperanza de Navidad para todos nosotros. Que el Seńor te escriba la historia y que tú dejes que te la escriba. ˇAsí sea!".


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