Romans 12:2 [Photo] BE TRANSFORMED!
The mourning of which the Lord speaks is nonconformity with evil; it is a way of resisting models of behaviour that the individual is pressured to accept because “everyone does it.” The world cannot tolerate this kind of resistance; it demands conformity. It considers this mourning to be an accusation directed against the numbing of consciences. And so it is. That is why those who mourn suffer persecution for the sake of righteousness.
—Pope Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth.
I am who I am.
Every culture is an effort to ponder the mystery of the world and, in particular, the human person: it is a way of giving expression to the transcendent dimension of human life. The heart of every culture is its approach to the greatest of mysteries: the mystery of God. - Blessed Pope John Paul the Great
Today we remember St. Alphonus Liguori, bishop, doctor.
Those who have ears, listen. (Mt 13:43)
As Jesus is speaking in parables not all understand his thoughts. Those who are into themselves cannot know what he wants them to understand - only those who have their hearts open to the Kingdom will understand. Let us listen attentively so we can understand.