16th Sunday in Ordinary Time. REFLECTION OF THE WORD OF GOD.
The Book of Genesis shows us Abraham offering hospitality to God, three mysterious pilgrims blessing him with the promise of a son…despite his old age.
The Gospel of Saint Luke also shows us Jesus enjoying the hospitality of Martha and Mary (sisters of Lazarus) in their house in Bethany. In both cases, the Lord's visit is a source of blessings for those who receive and care for him. But, it is not enough just to receive Christ and attend to him...
St. Paul tells us that it is necessary to identify ourselves with him and make his passion ours and the delivery of him for the good of the whole Church and we become perfect Christians (Letter to the Colossians).