How do we educate children around the world ?

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introduction

Hello. I wonder how are children educated in different  countries
 

In Italy it is still a problem, especially in the south. Spanking and offenses are allowed if they do not harm the children physically and psychologically.

I paraphrased an Italian song that you may know.

Listen to the children at the end after minute 6. Especially the last child showed wisdom and intelligence.
 
https://youtu.be/G-8DHq80nLI

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UN about corporal punishment of children

“Governments should ensure that children are properly cared for and protect them from violence, abuse and neglect by their parents, or anyone else who looks after them.”

Read more in www.unicef.org.au/Upload/UNICEF/Media/Our%20work/childfriendlycrc.pdf

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Laws around the world

Sweden

According to the Act (2018: 1197) on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Article 19, children have the right to be protected against psychological or physical violence

According to the Parents Code, Chapter 6, Section 3, children … must not be subjected to corporal punishment or other abusive treatment.

According to the provision, Chapter 6, Section 1, children may not be subjected to corporal punishment or other abusive treatment.

Read more in http://barnahuslinkoping.se

Italy

Article  571 says:

“Anyone who abuses the means of correction or discipline (1) to the detriment of a person under his authority, or entrusted to him for reasons of education, instruction, care, supervision or custody, or for the exercise of a profession or a art, is punished, if the fact derives the danger of an illness in the body or in the mind (2), with imprisonment of up to six months.”

 
Abuse that may cause “illness in the body or in the mind”  is prohibited. It is not strange that parents I talked with said: “giving a spanking is ok, it is good and good”
Italian children know that they can call someone if they are punished pysically. https://azzurro.it/
In their document https://azzurro.it/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Violenza_online_offline.pdf they report this statistic:
 

Brasil

The Menino Bernardo Law refers to Brazilian law that aims to prohibit the use of physical punishment or cruel or degrading treatment in the education of children and adolescents. The name was adopted by the deputies when the bill 7672/2010, from the Presidency of the Brazilian Republic, proposed to the Brazilian National Congress, was still being processed. The Brazilian press, on the other hand, dubbed the Law of the Spanking Law.

Reported by Congresswoman Teresa Surita (PMDB-RR), the project foresees that parents who mistreat their children are referred to the official family protection program and to courses in counseling, psychological or psychiatric treatment, in addition to receiving warnings. The child who suffers the aggression, in turn, should be referred to specialized treatment. The proposal also provides for a fine of three to 20 minimum wages for doctors, teachers and public officials who are aware of aggression against children and adolescents and do not report to the authorities. [1] The law has generated controversy and many discussions since it was proposed in 2003. This law was passed by the Chamber of Deputies on May 21, 2014 [2] and passed in the Senate on June 4, 2014. The arguments in favor of The law is that it aims at recognizing and guaranteeing the human rights of children and adolescents and overcoming an archaic custom. [3] [4] [5] Other arguments are that physical violence does not educate minors to a culture that claims to be peaceful. According to its defenders, the spanking law is one of the actions that aims to educate people to solve their problems through mutual dialogue and understanding, and not through physical aggressions and / or humiliation. She is supported and suggested by the presenter Xuxa Meneghel, who says that this is the ideal model for education.

The reactions against the bill were due to the cultural acceptance of physical punishment for children and adolescents by parents and guardians. The main argument against the law is the rejection, by families, of State intervention in private matters, such as the education of children at home. Other criticisms are the punishment, provided for in the law, from 1 to 4 years in prison, in addition to the loss of family power, not only for adults who beat their children heavily, but also who pinch, “pedagogical spankings” [6] or even psychological aggressions, such as punishment without physical punishment in minors.
read more in agenciabrasil.ebc.com.br/direitos-humanos/noticia/2014-06/entra-em-vigor-lei-da-palmada

 
 

Be smart, be ready

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INTRODUCTION

Tomorrow Sunday 29 November Mc 13,33-37 is read. It’s about the comeback of Jesus and our being prepared for that.

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The text

( N:B. The texts below are copied from www.christianwritingtoday.com/free_downloads/WebNT_CWTedition.pdf )

Mc 13,33-37 says

13:33 Watch, keep alert, and pray; for you don’t know when the time is. 13:34 “It is like a man, traveling to another country, having left his house, and given authority to his servants, and to each one his work, and also commanded the doorkeeper to keep watch.
13:35 Watch therefore, for you don’t know when the lord of the house is coming, whether at evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning;
13:36 lest coming suddenly he might find you sleeping.
13:37 What I tell you, I tell all: Watch.”

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The message

 

The value of watch

13:35 Watch, therefore, for you don’t know when the lord of the house is coming, whether at evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning;
13:36 lest coming suddenly he might find you sleeping. 13:37 What I tell you, I tell all: Watch.”

Matthew 25:13 as part of the bridegroom parable, says about the virgins:

25:13 Watch, therefore, for you don’t know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.

The Pope Fancis’ interpretation

Here is the pope Francis interpretation with the transcript so you can get it translated with the translate extension.

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conclusion

 

 there is much we don’t know about.

  • We don’t know when we will die.
  • We don’t know what happens after we die.
  • We don’t know if and when there will be a Resurrection

We can not exclude anything.

In this time of Advent, the thoughts are about Jesus come back December 24 as it is traditionally celebrated .

But it is said that Jesus comes back at the Resurrection according to the books.

But for me, Jesus is always there.
And when I die maybe I will have a deepened dialog with him, like I hope to have with my mother, father and grandfather.

The word “Watch” does obviously not mean that we should do nothing but watch around.

The text of today talks about watching for the Son of Man coming back.
I interpret “watch” as we must:

  • prepare ourselves for a Spiritual life after this bodily one.
  • prepare ourselves for someone speaking to our heart.
  • prepare ourselves for a return of friends and those we have lived with ( in effect, a Resurrection).
  • prepare ourselves for a Spiritual life after this bodily one.

As someone said:

“as you prepare your bed in this life you will sleep in your next”

I think it is smart to behave well and to follow Jesus commandments


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negationists and young humans are not safe from Covid-19

This video contains two Iatlian television interviews. One about a 60+ old negationist who got covid-19 and one about young boy who were intubated. Negationists take big riscs not only for themselves but also for their friends and relatives.

With translation extension installed in your browser, activating transcript and translate this page you can get afairly good translation from Italian.

Omega – an unexpected end.

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INTRODUCTION

Tomorrow Sunday, November 22  Mt 25,31-46 is read. It’s about our end. My conclusion is based on the reading of Jesus kerygma, the Buddhist Pale Canon, and Eben Alexanders NDE. Read more in my post at http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/2018/01/24/life-afterlife/  and in http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/2020/11/04/9390/

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The text

( N:B. The texts below are copied from www.christianwritingtoday.com/free_downloads/WebNT_CWTedition.pdf )

Mt 25,31-46 says:

“25:31 “But when the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory.
25:32 Before him all the nations will be gathered, and he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
25:33 He will set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.
25:34 Then the King will tell those on his right hand, ‘Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world;
25:35 for I was hungry, and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink. I was a stranger, and you took me in.
25:36 I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you visited me. I was in prison, and you came to me.’
25:37 “Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, and feed you; or thirsty, and give you a drink?
25:38 When did we see you as a stranger, and take you in; or naked, and clothe you?
25:39 When did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you?’
25:40 “The King will answer them, ‘Most certainly I tell you, in as much as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
25:41 Then he will say also to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels;
25:42 for I was hungry, and you didn’t give me food to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me no drink;
25:43 I was a stranger, and you didn’t take me in; naked, and you didn’t clothe me; sick, and in prison, and you didn’t visit me.’
25:44 “Then they will also answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and didn’t help you?’
25:45 “Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Most certainly I tell you, inasmuch as you didn’t do it to one of the least of these, you didn’t do it to me.’ 25:46 These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

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The message

25:40 “The King will answer them, ‘Most certainly I tell you, in as much as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

This reminds me of what is said in the Buddhist Pale Kanon. The lord of the deads, Yamas,  asks the newcomer what he did during his earthly time. Read more about this  in http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/2018/01/24/life-afterlife/#Buddhism-afterlife 

The Pope interpreted today’s message at his Angelus. Here is the Angelus on my channel with transcript activated. Load the translate extension in your browser, select “open transcript”  and select “translate page” in your extension.

today we celebrate the solemnity of our lord Jesus christ king of the universe with which we close the liturgical year. 
it is the great parable in which the mystery of Christ unfolds throughout the liturgical year.
 
He is the alpha and the omega, the fulfillment of the story. The liturgy year focuses on omega, that is, on the final goal. 
 
The sense of history is understood keeping in front of the eyes its culmination, the end, and also the end. And that’s what it is  
 Matthew says in this Sunday’s Gospel, placing Jesus’ discourse on universal judgment to the epilogue of his earthly life.
 He whom men are about to condemn is, in reality, the supreme judge in his death and resurrection
Jesus will show himself the lord of history, the king of the Universe, the judge of all.
 
But the Christian paradox is that the judge does not have a fearful royalty but is a shepherd full of meekness and mercy.
In fact, in this parable of the final judgment, Jesus uses the image of the shepherds. 
He takes the picture from prophet Ezekiel who spoke of God’s intervention in favor of the people against the bad shepherds of Israel.
These have been cruel, exploiters preferring themselves rather than the flock.  
Therefore God himself promises to personally take care of his flock by defending it from injustices and abuses. This promise of God for his people has come true fully in Jesus Christ, the shepherd. 
He himself is the good shepherd, he said about himself “I am a good shepherd”. In today’s Gospel passage, Jesus not only identifies himself  
with the king, a  shepherd but also with the little lost ones we could speak of a double identity, the king shepherd, and also Jesus is the sheep that is with the smallest and most needy brothers.
He identifies himself and thus indicates the criterion of judgment. It will be close on the basis of concrete love given or denied  to these people because he himself, the judge is present in each of them and he urges him and  
I am a man but he too and the poor are hidden and always in the person of the poor whom he explains which he mentions right there. 
Jesus says “in truth, I tell you everything you have done or not you did it to only one of these little brothers of mine, you did it or you didn’t to me.
“We will be judged on love, the judgment will be on love not on feeling. No, we will be judged on the works, on the compassion that is the closeness of thoughtful help.
“Do I get closer to Jesus present in the person of the sick, the poor, and the suffering, the prisoners,  of those who hunger and thirst for justice? Do  I approach Jesus’ presence?
This is the
question today. So the lord at the end of the world will review his flock and he will do it not only on the side of the shepherd but also on the side of the sheep with which he identified himself. And he will ask us “have you been a little shepherd like me?” “Have you been the shepherd of me who was present with these people who were in need or were you indifferent? “.
 
Brothers and sisters,  let’s beware of the logic of indifference, what comes to mind immediately, look elsewhere when we see a problem. 
Let us recall the parable of the good Samaritan. 
That poor man, wounded by brigands, thrown to the ground, being between life and death. He was there alone and there passed a priest, that saw and went away. He looked away. He passed the Levite and looked away. In front of my brothers and sisters in need, am I as indifferent as this priest, this levitate and look away? 
I will be judged on how I  approached, on how I looked.
Jesus present in the needy, this is the logic and I am not seeing it  
Jesus said: ” in as much as you did it to one of the least of these, my brothers, you did it to me. Jesus teaches us this logic…
 

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conclusion

I believe that “How you prepare your bed in this life, you will sleep in your next”

I believe that we don’t have to wait until the come back of Jesus. Things will happen when we die as Eben Alexander and many others in  NDE have experienced. Read my post at http://www.kinberg.net/wordpress/stellan/2020/11/04/9390/ 

We will probably have a “deja vu” when we die. As Jesus and Buddhists say, we will be  judged. But as Jesus said, that judgment won’t be a “You now go to Hell!!!”.
God is all understanding. God understands our bodily weakness. The animal brain we have inherited.
I presume that God will say  after the review of your life:

“Without your body, you don’t have anymore the possibility to tap your ears, close your eyes and ignore. your soul can not ignore the voice of your victims. You will here met your victims and strongly feel the pains you created on earth. I am sorry but you have been warned. You have created your own hell, a hell you will live with until you are forgotten by your victims.”.


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About using our brain, body and potentials.

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INTRODUCTION

Today Sunday 15 November  Mt 25,14-30 is read. It’s about a man “who called his own servants, and entrusted his goods to them” and the “wicked and slothful servant.”

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The text

( N:B. The texts below are copied from www.christianwritingtoday.com/free_downloads/WebNT_CWTedition.pdf )

Mt 25,14-30 says: 

25:14 “For it is like a man, going into another country, who called his own servants, and entrusted his goods to them.
25:15 To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one; to each according to his own ability. Then he went on his journey. 25:16 Immediately he who received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents.
25:17 In the same way, he also who got the two gained another two.
25:18But he who received the one went away and dug in the earth, and hid his lord’s money.
25:19 “Now after a long time the lord of those servants came, and reconciled accounts with them.
25:20 He who received the five talents came and brought another five talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents. Behold, I have gained another five talents besides them.’

25:21 “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
25:22 “He also who got the two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents. Behold, I have gained another two talents besides them.’
25:23 “His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
25:24 “He also who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering where you did not scatter.
25:25 I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the earth. Behold, you have what is yours.’
25:26 “But his lord answered him, ‘You wicked and slothful servant. You knew that I reap where I didn’t sow, and gather where I didn’t scatter.
25:27 You ought therefore to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I should have received back my own with interest.
25:28 Take away therefore the talent from him, and give it to him who has the ten talents.
25:29 For to everyone who has will be given, and he will have abundance, but from him who doesn’t have, even that which he has will be taken away.
25:30 Throw out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

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The message

What would you do? 
I would act according to the context. in a society without security, full of crimiinality and abuse i would maybe do like the “wicked and slothful servant”

Lachiesa writes:

I talenti possono significare le capacità naturali, i doni e i carismi ricevuti dallo Spirito Santo, ma anche il Vangelo, la rivelazione

“Talents can mean natural abilities, gifts and charisms received from the Holy Spirit, but also the Gospel, revelation”

 

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conclusion

 


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The 10 young girls and the bridgeroom

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INTRODUCTION

Today, Sunday November 8 Mt 25,1-13 is read. It’s about the  Kingdom of Heaven parable of the 10 young girls (translated as virgins).

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The text

( N:B. The texts below are copied from www.christianwritingtoday.com/free_downloads/WebNT_CWTedition.pdf )

25:1 “Then the Kingdom of Heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom.
25:2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
25:3 Those who were foolish, when they took their lamps, took no oil with them,
25:4 but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
25:5 Now while the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
25:6 But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Behold! The bridegroom is coming! Come out to meet him!’
25:7 Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.
25:8 The foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’
25:9 But the wise answered, saying, ‘What if there isn’t enough for us and you? You go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’
25:10 While they went away to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut.
25:11 Afterward the other virgins also came, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us.’
25:12 But he answered, ‘Most certainly I tell you, I don’t know you.’
25:13 Watch therefore, for you don’t know the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man is coming.

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The message

http://www.lachiesa.it/calendario/Detailed/20201108.shtml Writes:

In fact, this is about the return of Christ and everything is summed up in the last words: “Watch, therefore, because you know neither the day nor the hour”, that is: “Be ready for Christ’s arrival”. Thus the parable of the virgins could begin with this sentence: “For the kingdom of heaven it will happen as for the ten virgins who went out with their lamps to meet the bridegroom.” In the eyes of Jesus, the one who watches is wise, that is, the one who always thinks, in his soul, of the day of the Lord’s return and the hour of his own death, who lives every day in friendship with God, in sanctifying grace, and who he immediately gets up if, due to weakness, he falls. Then “stay awake”, because no one, except God, knows the day and the hour.”.

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conclusion

I have nothing to add today.


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About love

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INTRODUCTION

Today, Sunday, October 25, Mt 22,34-40 is read. It is about the main commandment.

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The text

( N:B. The texts below are copied from www.christianwritingtoday.com/free_downloads/WebNT_CWTedition.pdf )

Mt 22,34-40 says:

22:34 But the Pharisees, when they heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, gathered themselves together.
22:35 One of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, testing him.
22:36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?”
22:37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
22:39 A second likewise is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
22:40 The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.” 

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The message

22:36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the law?”
22:37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
22:39 A second likewise is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’

Today I prefer to paste in the interpretation of the pope at today’s angelus.

 

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conclusion

 


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Our two duties

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INTRODUCTION

Sunday, October 10 Mt 22,15-21 was read.

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The text

( N:B. The texts below are copied from www.christianwritingtoday.com/free_downloads/WebNT_CWTedition.pdf )

 

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The message

The interpretation of pope Francis. 

“Jesus places himself above the controversy itself. On the one hand, recognizes that the tribute to Caesar must also be paid.  But above all we must remember that each person carries another image the heart, the image of God and therefore it is to him and to him alone that each is indebted for his own assistance. 
 In this sentence of Jesus, one finds not only the criterion of the distinction between the sphere of politics and the religious sphere but clear guidelines emerge for the mission of believers. 
For us as citizens, paying taxes is a duty  as well as the compliance  of the just laws of the state. At the same time, it is necessary to affirm the primacy of God in human life, and in history respecting God’s right to what belongs to him.
 
Hence the mission of the church and Christians to speak of  God and witness it to men and women of their time…
it is a question of engaging with humility and at the same time courageously carrying  their contribution to building the civilization of love where justice reigns …” 
 

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conclusion

 


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Accept the gift of Jesus and God.

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INTRODUCTION

Tomorrow Sunday 23 August Mt 22,1-14 is read.

INDEX

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The text

( N:B. The texts below are copied from www.christianwritingtoday.com/free_downloads/WebNT_CWTedition.pdf )

Mt 22,1-14 says:

22:1 Jesus answered and spoke again in parables to them, saying,
22:2 “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a certain king, who made a marriage feast for his son,
22:3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come.
22:4 Again he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “Behold, I have prepared my dinner. My cattle and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage feast!”’
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22:7 When the king heard that, he was angry, and sent his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
22:8 “Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited weren’t worthy.
22:9 Go therefore to the intersections of the highways, and as many as you may find, invite to the marriage feast.’
22:10 Those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good. The wedding was filled with guests.
22:11 But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who didn’t have on wedding clothing,
22:12 and he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here not wearing wedding clothing?’ He was speechless.
22:13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and throw him into the outer darkness; there is where the weeping and grinding of teeth will be.’
22:14 For many are called, but few chosen.”

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The message

22:3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come.

What is the” marriage feast”? For me it is like going to mass. Attending mass is like going to a marriage with Jesus Kerygma. it makes me feel happy and well.

22:4 Again he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “Behold, I have prepared my dinner. My cattle and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage feast!”’

The servants are for me  the prophets that came before Jesus as well as John the Baptist,servants who few listened to.

22:10 Those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together as many as they found, both bad and good. The wedding was filled with guests.

As pope Francis said in his Angelus (see below) all were invited.

22:11 But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who didn’t have on wedding clothing,

Pope Francis interpret this as a gift given to all when they entered the marriage feast. this man did not accept that gift so he was” thrown out  into the outer darkness”

Maybe that gift is the kerygma of Jesus.

Listen or read the transcript of the interpretation of  the pope Francis

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conclusion

It is not enough to come the marriage. You must also accept the gift of Jesus, that is for me,his teaching.


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