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“Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” (Mt 18:21) 👪

By Letizia Magri

Chapter 18 of Matthew’s Gospel is a rich text, in which Jesus instructs his disciples on how to live relationships within their newborn community. Peter’s question refers back to what Jesus had said a little earlier: “If your brother or sister sins against you...” (Mt 18:15).

As Jesus is speaking, Peter interrupts him as if he realizes that he has not fully understood what his master has just said. He asks Jesus a question that is relevant to understanding the pathway that the disciples should follow. How many times must we forgive?

“There is need of only one thing.” (Lk 10:42) 👪

By Letizia Magri

Jesus is making his way to Jerusalem, where his mission will be fulfilled. On the journey, he stops in a village at the home of Martha and Mary.

The evangelist Luke describes how the two sisters welcome Jesus: Martha fulfils the traditional role of homemaker and is “distracted by her many tasks” as she provides hospitality (although the verb perispàomai can also mean to be entirely occupied or greatly overburdened). Mary, instead, “sat at Jesus’ feet and listened to what he was saying.”

WOL June 2022 - Find new hope 👪

“You are my Lord; I have no good apart from you.” (Ps 16[15]:2)

By Letizia Magri

This month’s Word of Life is taken from the Book of Psalms, which contains some of the finest prayers attributed to King David and others. They are fruit of God’s inspiration and teach us how to turn to him and trust.

Focolare Children Word of Life - May - 2022 👪

Let’s love one another

 

Word of Life - May 2022 👪

Rekindle real relationships

“I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.” (Jn 13:34)

Word of Life - April 2022

Serve to perfection

“Go into all the world and proclaim the good news to the whole creation.” (Mk.16:15)

Focolare Children Word of Life - April - 2022 👪

Let’s make everyone happy!

 

Focolare Children Word of Life - March - 2022 👪

Let’s forgive others!

 

Word of Life - March 2022

Find a generous heart

“Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” (Mt 6:12)

Focolare Children Word of Life - February - 2022 👪

Let’s forgive others!

 

Word of Life -February 2022

Be more inclusive, more openhearted

“Anyone who comes to me I will never drive away.” (Jn 6:37)

Focolare Children Word of Life - January - 2022 👪

Let’s go together to see Jesus

 

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