Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Youcat commented through CCC – Question n. 522 – Part III.

YOUCAT Question n. 522 - Part III. What does it mean to say, “Give us this day our daily bread”?

(Youcat answer repeated) The petition about our daily bread makes us people who await everything from the goodness of our heavenly Father, including the material and spiritual goods that are vitally necessary. No Christian can pronounce this petition without thinking about his real responsibility for those in the world who lack the basic necessities of life.

A deepening through CCC

(CCC 2832) As leaven in the dough, the newness of the kingdom should make the earth "rise" by the Spirit of Christ (Cf. AA 5). This must be shown by the establishment of justice in personal and social, economic and international relations, without ever forgetting that there are no just structures without people who want to be just.

Reflecting and meditating 

(CCC Comment)

(CCC 2833) "Our" bread is the "one" loaf for the "many." In the Beatitudes "poverty" is the virtue of sharing: it calls us to communicate and share both material and spiritual goods, not by coercion but out of love, so that the abundance of some may remedy the needs of others (Cf. 2 Cor 8:1-15).

(The next question is: Why does man not live on bread alone?)

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