AMERICA/NICARAGUA - Cardinal Brenes: "Let us be missionaries of the Word so that many may be transformed"

Monday, 26 September 2022 bible   bishops  

Managua (Agenzia Fides) - "This will be the week of encounter with the Word and of our ability to listen, starting with me, with our priests, and with each of you: so that in this week we can become missionaries of the Word": this is the exhortation that Cardinal Leopoldo José Brenes, Archbishop of Managua, addressed to the faithful during the Mass he presided over yesterday in the Metropolitan Cathedral, for the beginning of Biblical Week, broadcast by the Catholic media. "We are missionaries so that today many, many of our brothers and sisters allow themselves to be transformed by this Word which will always, always teach us something, will always ask us something, and always challenge us, sometimes without wanting to, but the Word of God is eternal", he said.
The celebration began with the enthronement of the Word of God, "which is alive and dynamic, and which is in itself the first encounter we all have in a personal and intimate way with the Lord - said the Cardinal -. We find teaching there, we find courage there, we find strength there, but we can also find in the Word a call to attention, and this call to attention invites us to meditate on this Word, on what the Lord asks of me".
Cardinal Brenes invited each family to enthrone the Word of God in their home, so that during the day "the boy, the girl, the grandmother, the father, the mother, can approach and let themselves be questioned by the Lord, what is the Lord asking of me during this week?
Commenting on the readings of the day, the Archbishop of Managua invited us to reflect on the following question: what is our security? What do we put our security in? "If we do not have our security in Christ Jesus, we put it in the things of the world...everything is practically transitory", "material goods that are positive are good, but they are not what gives life, who gives life is affection, strength is the presence of Christ". (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 26/9/2022)