The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh; the new cross encourages it. Egli le disse: «Che cosa vuoi?». Why? Nome * Email * Sito web. John was the only apostle that did not die as a martyr but lived to be an old man and apparently died when he was exiled to the Island of Patmos. Nuova Diodati: Matteo 28,19-20. 17 Quando lo … And as John tells us in 1 John 2:16 – the things of the world are passing away. The old cross brought tears and blood; the new cross brings laughter. • Gesù dice: "Tra di voi non sia così!" • Matteo 20,20-21: La richiesta della madre dei figli di Zebedeo. 21 Egli le disse: «Che cosa vuoi?» Gli rispose: «Di’ che questi miei due figli siedano uno alla tua destra e uno alla tua sinistra nel tuo regno». They fail to listen to the previous generation. Sovverte il sistema ed insiste nell'atteggiamento di servizio che è il rimedio contro l'ambizione personale. Matthew 20 Matthew 20:21 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, bowing down and making a request of Him. Visualizza Mt 28,16-20. E Gesù completa la sua frase dicendo: "però non sta a me concedere che vi sediate alla mia destra o alla mia sinistra, ma è per coloro per i quali è stato preparato dal Padre mio". His only concern is for his master, his lord. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?” The said to Him, “We are able.” He said to them, “My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by Me Father.” And hearing this, the ten became indignant with the two brothers. Dal Vangelo secondo Matteo 20,17-28 In quel tempo, mentre saliva a Gerusalemme, Gesù prese in disparte i Dodici e lungo la via disse loro: “Ecco, noi stiamo salendo a Gerusalemme e il Figlio dell’uomo sarà consegnato ai sommi sacerdoti e agli scribi, che lo condanneranno a morte e lo consegneranno ai pagani perché sia schernito e flagellato e crocifisso; ma il terzo giorno risusciterà”. Many of us have worked under such kind of people. 23Ed egli disse loro: «Il mio calice, lo berrete; però sedere alla mia destra e alla mia sinistra non sta a me concederlo: è per coloro per i quali il Padre mio lo ha preparato». The flesh, smiling and confident, preaches and sings songs about the cross, and before that cross it bows and toward that cross it points with carefully staged histrionics, but upon that cross it will not die and the reproach of that cross it stubbornly refuses to bear.” Such is the nature of Christianity in our land. 28Come il Figlio dell’uomo, che non è venuto per farsi servire, ma per servire e dare la propria vita in riscatto per molti». The mother of Zebedee's children. - Then. • Matteo 20,28: Il riassunto della vita di Gesù. Ed io, cosa cerco nel mio rapporto con Dio e cosa chiedo nella preghiera? The manner in which they treat those under them makes us wonder, somewhat sarcastically, “who died and left them king.” Most of us have also had to deal at some time with some government bureaucrat who long ago forgot they were there to serve the people, and instead thinks they are there to command and issue edicts to the people. If that is the example set by our master, then what should be the mark of our lives. Modern man is no different from ancient man. Man is innately self-centered and desires to gain for himself whatever he can. Because we humans like to have our pride built up. Commento al vangelo 25 luglio 2018 - S. Giacomo il Maggiore: Mt 20,20-28 25 luglio Nei nostri desideri che diventano preghiere spesso mischiamo qualcosa di buono e qualcosa di meno buono. Ora Qumran ha bisogno di te. I discepoli non solo non capiscono, ma continuano a pensare alle loro ambizioni personali. I due rispondono: "Lo possiamo!" To be a Christian means to follow Christ, to be a person who is being conformed into His image (Rom 8:29). It is not enough to just know history to keep from repeating it. Dal Vangelo secondo Matteo (Mt 20,20-28) In quel tempo, si avvicinò a Gesù la madre dei figli di Zebedèo con i suoi figli e si prostrò per chiedergli qualcosa. To communicate with someone you had to go see them or have someone hand deliver the parchment or papyrus letter you had written. Today we come to a text that shows once again that man has not changed. Humble yourselves, therefore, under the might hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time” (1 Peter 5:6,7). La prima consiste nel consegnarsi, nel servire e dare la vita; la seconda consiste nel possedere, nell'asservire e dare la morte. “It is archaic, out of date, behind the times.” They suppose that man has advanced beyond the wisdom of the scriptures. For Paul to live or die was for the Lord (Rom 14:8). 24Gli altri dieci, avendo sentito, si sdegnarono con i due fratelli. In this case we see the mother of James and John seeking to use her relationship Jesus’ aunt to gain prominent positions for her two sons – Jesus’ cousins. Il nostro modo di vivere nella chiesa e nella comunità concorda con questo consiglio di Gesù? The drive within man is to control his future and that means being able to control those around him as well. My daughter, the doctor, etc. Erano preoccupati solo dei loro interessi. Non hanno una forte coscienza critica, e nemmeno si rendono conto della loro realtà personale. 28 como el Hijo del Hombre no vino para ser servido, sino para servir, y para dar su vida en rescate por muchos. 4 Le guardie ebbero tanta paura di lui che cominciarono a tremare e rimasero come morte. Gesù sa che lo uccideranno (Mt 20,8). Resume Prayer. Egli le disse: “Che cosa vu… Dutchess County “It is archaic, out of date, behind the times.” They suppose that man has advanced beyond the wisdom of … The slave is unconcerned for his own life, his own glory, his own power. "Gli altri dieci, udito questo, si sdegnarono con i due fratelli". The rulers of the gentiles would lord it over their subjects. Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR1960) Ed ecco una donna Cananea, che veniva da quella regione, si mise a gridare: «Pietà di me, Signore, figlio di Davide!Mia figlia è molto tormentata da un demonio». El orgullo es el pecadoque más fácilmente nos acosa; es una ambición pecaminosa de superar a los demás en pompa ygrandeza. 16 Gli undici discepoli, intanto, andarono in Galilea, sul monte che Gesù aveva loro indicato. In verse 23 Jesus tells them that they would indeed drink from it. It is not so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”, BEING GREAT IN THE WORLD – A Mother’s Request, The first thing we note in our text is a mother’s request. (Mark 10:35-45.) This is a very bold request to make. (Lc 1,38). 20Allora gli si avvicinò la madre dei figli di Zebedeo con i suoi figli e si prostrò per chiedergli qualcosa. Verse 20. Visualizza Mt 20,20-28 Il brano è un contrappunto tra due glorie: quella del Figlio dell'uomo e quella degli uomini. Matteo 20,20-28. This closeness of relationship explains to some degree the boldness she has in coming to Jesus with this request. Then with the coming of the Holy Spirit they really began to live for Christ rather than themselves. If they could not find a way to be an encouragement to Jesus, at least they should have been asking the hows and whys He would have to suffer – how did this fit in with the Old Testament, why did it have to be this way, etc. But a slave was owned by his master and could only go and do what the master wanted. There are many today in pulpits across our land, on the radio and TV who are self-seeking leaders who skillfully take advantage of ignorant, gullible, believers to build up their own little kingdom by fleecing the flock. Egli le disse: "Che cosa vuoi?" padre Lino Pedron è uno dei tuoi autori preferiti di commenti al Vangelo? I campi obbligatori sono contrassegnati * COMMENTO. LEGGI IL BRANO DEL VANGEL. Agivano secondo i propri interessi (cf. 26Tra voi non sarà così; ma chi vuole diventare grande tra voi, sarà vostro servitore Matteo 28,1-20. (Anno II), 27/07/18 - Venerdì 16a sett. 27e chi vuole essere il primo tra voi, sarà vostro schiavo. A deacon was a person who did menial labor such as cleaning up and waiting on tables. “The cross of popular evangelicalism is not the cross of the New Testament. And a true servant will sacrifice for the sake of others in the name of Christ. In Acts 12 we find that Herod kills James with a sword because it pleased the Jews. 21Egli le disse: «Che cosa vuoi?». Rispose Gesù: "Voi non sapete quello che chiedete. In quel tempo, gli undici discepoli, andarono in Galilea, sul monte che Gesù aveva loro fissato. 22Rispose Gesù: «Voi non sapete quello che chiedete. La richiesta fatta dalla madre a nome dei figli, causa una forte discussione nel gruppo. This was a position lower than a servant for a servant was free to go as he pleased. And the reason the new generation makes the same mistakes? 22 Rispose Gesù: «Voi non sapete quello che chiedete.Potete bere il calice che io sto per bere?». Si accordò con loro per un denaro al giorno e … We do not earn them, we simply receive what is His good will to grant to us. Gli dicono: "Lo possiamo". Nello stesso tempo, sembra una risposta precipitata, poiché, pochi giorni dopo, abbandonano Gesù e lo lasciano solo nell'ora del dolore (Mt 26,51). The incident seems to have arisen from the promise of the twelve thrones in Matthew 19:28, and is significant as showing how utterly misunderstood was the true nature of the Messianic kingdom. Verses 20-28. 3 Aveva un aspetto splendente come un lampo e una # 28,3 La veste candida è simbolo di risurrezione. The one on the right being “second” in command and the one the left “third” in command. But Jesus called them to Himself, and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. Gesù aveva già avvisato che il discepolo deve seguire il maestro e portare la sua croce dietro di lui (Mt 16,21.24), Ma i discepoli non capirono bene cosa stava succedendo (Mt 16,22-23; 17,23). He was the very first of the Apostles to be martyred. 20 Allora gli si avvicinò la madre dei figli di Zebedèo con i suoi figli, e si prostrò per chiedergli qualcosa.21 Egli le disse: «Che cosa vuoi?».Gli rispose: «Di' che questi miei figli siedano uno alla tua destra e uno alla tua sinistra nel tuo regno». We feed the person’s ego telling them how wonderful they are so that they will be favorable to us, and more times than not, it works. Are you still seeking after what the world values, or what God values. “Lord it over” is a strong term that has the idea of ruling down on the people, and in that day this was easily understood since most of the governments of the day were a form of dictatorship – most of them tyrannical in nature. 1 Passato il sabato, all'alba del primo giorno della settimana, Maria di Màgdala e l'altra Maria andarono a visitare il sepolcro.2 Ed ecco che vi fu un gran terremoto: un angelo del Signore, sceso dal cielo, si accostò, rotolò la pietra e si pose a sedere su di essa.3 Il suo aspetto era come la folgore e il suo vestito bianco come la neve. Mateo 20:28 Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR1960) 28 como el Hijo del Hombre no vino para ser servido, sino para servir, y para dar su vida en rescate por muchos. Vangelo di Matteo 20,20-28. Too often we are no different – even our prayers often center on what we want rather than God’s glory and honor. Proud, boastful Simon was changed into the Apostle Peter who wrote, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. 21 “What is it you want?” he asked. But Jesus called them to Himself, and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. It is amazing to me, and yet at the same time not amazing that they would respond this way. He is taught, but he does not listen. In some ways John may have drunk more deeply from the cup of suffering than those who were put to death for he had to endure the hatred of this world the longest. This shows that perhaps he was prepared. Agenzia SIR (Omelia del 20 Settembre 2020) Commento su Matteo 20,1-16 In quel tempo, Gesù disse ai suoi discepoli questa parabola: «Il regno dei cieli è simile a un padrone di casa che uscì all'alba per prendere a giornata lavoratori per la sua vigna. Gesù è il messia Servo, annunciato dal profeta Isaia (cf. From the eternal point of view they are a dead end. Jesus tells us that the path to greatness within his kingdom is different. Quando hai bisogno, Qumran ti dà una mano, sempre. She comes “bowing down, and made a request of Him.” Kings tend to have big egos and people soon learned that if you come in a manner that magnified that ego, they could get the king to give them what they wanted. Gli rispose: «Dì che questi miei figli siedano uno alla tua destra e uno alla tua […] Notice as well how Salome approaches Jesus. Some thoughts on today's scripture. 158 Myers Corners Road La comunità deve preparare un'alternativa. The term here translated servant is the term deacon – a word we use as the title to a church office. All of them were still infected with the world’s values, and the world values positions of prominence and power. It is much easier to die for Christ than it is to live for Him. E Gesù, avvicinatosi, disse loro: «Mi è stato dato ogni potere in cielo e in terra. Vangelo secondo Matteo ... 20 Allora gli si avvicinò la madre dei figli di Zebedèo con i suoi figli, ... 28 appunto come il Figlio dell'uomo, che non è venuto per essere servito, ma per servire e dare la sua vita in riscatto per molti». While many claim that Jesus is their lord, only a few are His slaves. Egli le disse: «Che cosa vuoi?». - Ambitious request of the mother of the sons of Zebedee. Quando l'impero romano si disintegra, vittima delle sue contraddizioni interne, le comunità dovrebbero essere preparate ad offrire alla gente un modello alternativo di convivenza sociale. i.e. Come accolgo la sofferenza che avviene nella vita e che è il contrario di ciò che chiediamo nella preghiera? In Bible times transportation was walking, riding a horse or donkey, or sailing on a ship. 18). Imparò da sua madre che disse: "Ecco l'ancella del Signore!" They merchandise the gospel and make Jesus a commodity to market. TESTO Commento Matteo 20,20-28 a cura dei Carmelitani . Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 Jesus also tells them that “to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared by My Father.” Jesus is completely submissive to the Father and will not usurp the divine order in any way. Gesù chiama i discepoli e parla loro dell'esercizio del potere: "I capi delle nazioni, voi lo sapete, dominano su di esse e i grandi esercitano su di esse il potere. They were bold, part of the reason Jesus nicknamed them, “the sons of thunder.”. The mother of James and John comes to Jesus. What evidence of that is there? We want others to think not only good of us, but that in some way we are superior to others. Default. Some pastors make the church they serve their little kingdom. From the parallel account in Mark we find that the first request was that Jesus would do for them whatever they asked of Him. She is Jesus’ aunt, and James and John are Jesus’ first cousins. They will have to be able to “drink the cup” that Jesus was about to drink. Santissima Trinità (Anno B) (31/05/2015) Vangelo: Mt 28,16-20 . John was the only disciple at the foot of Jesus cross when He was crucified. We do not know whose idea it was to ask Jesus for these high positions, but it is clear that James & John are not innocent by-standers. The truly great follow Jesus’ example and seek to serve, not be served; to sacrifice of themselves, not seek others to sacrifice for them. I found this quote from an unknown source in one of my commentaries that describes change well. It is not uncommon for people to use their relatives or other relationships they have developed as a means to achieve some greater position for themselves. 21 Egli le disse: «Che cosa vuoi?». Does He indwell you? S. Giacomo apostolo (25/07/2008) Vangelo: Mt 20,20-28 . In quel tempo, Gesù si ritirò verso la zona di Tiro e di Sidòne. Now communication can come to us at the speed of light over thousands of miles in full color pictures. 18 Settembre, 2018 ... Lascia un commento Annulla risposta. Quella di oggi ci propone di fermarci a riflettere sul grande mistero della trinità Loro non avevano capito la proposta di Gesù. Informativa: Questo sito o gli strumenti terzi da questo utilizzati si avvalgono di cookie necessari al funzionamento ed utili alle finalità illustrate nella cookie policy. T. Ord. He is still the same as he has always been. Mc 14,3-12). • Matteo 20,22-23: La risposta di Gesù. (Anno II), 26/07/18 - Giovedì 16a sett. Chiudi Jesus Himself is the example of what it means to be great in the kingdom, of what it means to be a servant and a slave. This is true with most everyone that holds positions of power. Potete bere il calice che io sto per bere?». James drank from the cup first. Is Jesus really your lord or just a commodity that you are seeking to use to gain what you want? E Gesù disse loro: «In verità vi dico: voi che mi avete seguito, nella nuova creazione, quando il Figlio dell'uomo sarà seduto sul trono della sua gloria, siederete anche voi su dodici troni a giudicare le dodici tribù di Israele. James & John claimed that they were able to drink the same cup that Jesus was about to drink, and in fairness to John, only he and Peter followed Jesus after He was arrested. Matthew 20:20-28 Some have said that the Bible is not relevant to today’s modern world. (Sal 125), Qumran2.net, dal 1998 al servizio della pastorale. For comments, please e-mail  Church office, Subscribe to Pastor Harris’ weekly Sermon Notes via email – Click Here, Grace Bible Church And He said to her, “What do you wish?” She said to Him, “Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine may sit, on Your right and one on Your left.” But Jesus answered and said, “You do not know what you are asking for. I am not saying that a parent should not take a certain amount of satisfaction in what their children achieve, but I am saying that parents often become proud over their children because they see it as a reflection of themselves. In quel tempo, si avvicinò a Gesù la madre dei figli di Zebedèo con i suoi figli e si prostrò per chiedergli qualcosa. In quel tempo, coloro che avevano il potere non avevano nessun interesse per la gente. Paul often referred to Himself in this manner, a bond-servant, a slave of Christ (Rom 1:1; Phil 1:1; Tit 1:1 etc.). Jesus takes this opportunity to teach them how to be truly great. Are you ready and willing to do so as well? 20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him. 24/07/18 - Martedì 16a sett. Matteo 19,28. Non così dovrà essere tra voi; ma colui che vorrà diventare grande tra voi, si farà vostro servo, e colui che vorrà essere il primo tra voi, si farà vostro schiavo; appunto come il Figlio dell'uomo, che non è venuto per essere servito, ma per servire e dare la sua vita in riscatto per molti". Era una risposta sincera e Gesù conferma: "Voi lo berrete". Gesù vuole sapere se loro, invece del posto d'onore, accettano di dare la propria vita fino alla morte. The Scriptures tell us that the Holy Spirit now indwells every true believer. Jesus’ first response seeks to bring them back to reality. - Clicca qui per sapere il perché. Commento su Dt 4,32-34.39-40; Sal 32; Rm 8,14-17; Mt 28,16-20 Terminato il tempo di Pasqua la liturgia, sulla scia degli eventi pasquali, ci propone ancora due domeniche, questa e la prossima, centrate sulla figura del Cristo risorto. Active. AUTORI E ISCRIZIONE - RICERCA. Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to Him with her sons, bowing down, and making a request of Him. Peter later denied Jesus, but John remained faithful. Il profeta Isaia lo aveva già annunziato (Is 50,4-6; 53,1-10). It is not so among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave.”. “My two sons sit on the left and right of the king! T. Ord. • Gesù e i discepoli sono in cammino verso Gerusalemme (Mt 20,17). Now man can zip through the air faster than the speed of sound. In quel tempo, 20 si avvicinò a Gesù la madre dei figli di Zebedèo con i suoi figli e si prostrò per chiedergli qualcosa. Gesù sa che lo uccideranno (Mt 20,8). When I was a little boy, my parents referred to one pastor we had as the “little dictator.” He was a short man who was so obsessed with his own power he did not even want a light bulb changed without his permission. (Testo TILC) 20. 17 Quando lo videro, si prostrarono. “You do not know what you are asking for. 20—28. Yet, at this point in time, the disciples were still infected with worldliness. They tell people what they want to hear – (Paul called it “tickling their ears” in 2 Tim. Turn to Matthew 20:20. Gli rispose: "Di' che questi miei figli siedano uno alla tua destra e uno alla tua sinistra nel tuo regno". Is your concern what people do for you or what you do for them? It is a great tragedy in the church when a person comes to power, whether that is by position or by a charismatic personality, and they view themselves as superior and they use people for their own advantage. You would think that their minds would be on a lot of things other than what they would get in the kingdom. Commento al Vangelo del 11 Marzo 2020 – Servizio Pastorale Giovanile di Pompei – Mt 20, 17-28 Vangelo del Giorno «Chi vuole diventare grande tra voi, sarà vostro servitore e chi vuole essere il primo tra voi, sarà vostro schiavo». “My son, the lawyer . Salome comes to Jesus seeking to gain for her sons – and really for her self as well. How much are you willing to sacrifice in the service of your master? We will read through the text and then go back over it to gain an understanding of what it means to be great in the world compared to being great in the kingdom. 6:20). Jesus’ answer to her request in verse 20 is not really addressed to Salome, but to James and John instead. Lui insegna contro i privilegi e contro la rivalità. We are not to be like the world including the manner in which our rulers and great men function. By comparing the accounts of the crucifixion we know that her name is Salome, and she is the sister of Mary, the mother of Jesus. • Giacomo e Giovanni chiedono favori, Gesù promette sofferenza. Matteo 28,18-20 La sofferenza e la croce non si combinavano con l'idea che avevano del messia. While it may be common practice for those that do not know the Lord to use their power in a tyrannical manner to push around those under them, Jesus tells us in vs. 26 that it is not to be that way among believers. Dal Vangelo secondo Matteo 20,20-28. Ciò che Gesù può offrire è il calice della sofferenza, della croce. • Matteo 20,24-27: "Non così dovrà essere tra voi". It was a wrong thing to seek that for several reasons, among them the inappropriateness of asking for this right after Jesus had told them He was going to Jerusalem to suffer and die; they had not considered the price that would have to be paid; it was not Jesus’ place to appoint those positions; and most of all, it was wrong because it demonstrated that they – and the other disciples – were still largely infected with the world’s values. Dal Vangelo secondo Matteo 28,16-20. The corrupting influence of power is that given a little, the appetite is whetted and more power is sought and the means be which it is gained becomes less important as long as it is gained. It seems amazing that James and John would even have this request on their minds after the strong rebuke all the disciples received only a few weeks or so before when they had been arguing about who among them was the greatest in the kingdom (chap. Diane had to deal with such a person on Friday. veste candida come la neve. La madre dei figli di Zebedeo, portavoce dei suoi figli Giacomo e Giovanni, si avvicina a Gesù per chiedergli un favore: "Di' che questi miei figli siedano uno alla tua destra e uno alla tua sinistra nel tuo regno". Jesus made this a more noble term by using it to describe His most faithful and favored disciples because it marked out the selfless, humble life they were to live. We call it “buttering them up.” Consider how you approach your boss for a raise. John also drank from that cup, but in a different way. ... Matteo 7, 21-29 con il commento di don Franco Mastrolonardo - Duration: 6:11. None of those things are evil in themselves, but when those things become the goal, the definition of success or the purpose of our lives, we have stepped away from godliness and into worldliness. La sua morte non sarà il frutto di un destino cieco o di un piano prestabilito, ma sarà la conseguenza dell'impegno liberamente assunto di essere fedele alla missione che ricevette dal Padre insieme ai poveri della sua terra. Commento al Vangelo del giorno – Mt 20, 20-28 A cura de i liturgia.silvestrini.org/commento/2017-07-25.html Raccomandato ma Santo vero. The quickness of their answer that they were able to drink that cup demonstrates they had not taken into full consideration all that would mean. James, John and their mother desired to gain the prominent positions from Jesus. . There is a lot of truth in the saying, “It is not what you know, it is who you know.” We often find that positions are not filled with the person best qualified, but the person with the best connections.