Allora si diceva tra i popoli:"Il Signore ha fatto grandi cose per loro".Grandi cose ha fatto il Signore per noi,ci ha colmati di gioia. 18 Gesù si avvicinò e disse loro: «A me è stato dato ogni potere in cielo e sulla terra. In quel tempo, coloro che avevano il potere non avevano nessun interesse per la gente. The truly great follow Jesus’ example and seek to serve, not be served; to sacrifice of themselves, not seek others to sacrifice for them. Gesù vuole sapere se loro, invece del posto d'onore, accettano di dare la propria vita fino alla morte. “My son, the lawyer . 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. La prima consiste nel consegnarsi, nel servire e dare la vita; la seconda consiste nel possedere, nell'asservire e dare la morte. (Anno II). It is amazing to me, and yet at the same time not amazing that they would respond this way. “My two sons sit on the left and right of the king! He viewed himself as being owned by Jesus since he was bought with a price, Jesus’ own precious blood ( 1 Cor. He was the very first of the Apostles to be martyred. Dal Vangelo di Gesù Cristo secondo Matteo 20,20-28. As demonstrated by their continued bickering which continued even to the night of the Last Supper, they were indignant that James and John were trying to gain a higher position over them through their kinship to Jesus. A deacon was a person who did menial labor such as cleaning up and waiting on tables. • Gesù e i discepoli sono in cammino verso Gerusalemme (Mt 20,17). “The cross of popular evangelicalism is not the cross of the New Testament. Gli rispose: "Di' che questi miei figli siedano uno alla tua destra e uno alla tua sinistra nel tuo regno". The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh; the new cross encourages it. Dutchess County 17 Quando lo … If you want to be great, you have to become a humble, selfless servant. 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". Potete bere il calice che io sto per bere?». The disciples continued to bicker about who was the greatest until Jesus had been crucified and was risen from the dead. (Anno II), 27/07/18 - Venerdì 16a sett. Lo spunto dal Vangelo di oggi 20 Settembre 2020 Domenica: “non posso fare delle mie cose quello che voglio? Visualizza Mt 28,16-20. Gli dicono: «Lo possiamo». Entrando in Qumran nella nuova modalità di accesso, potrai ritrovare più velocemente i suoi commenti e quelli degli altri tuoi autori preferiti! Today we come to a text that shows once again that man has not changed. In quel tempo si avvicinò a Gesù la madre dei figli di Zebedèo con i suoi figli, e si prostrò per chiedergli qualcosa. Essi però dubitarono. Ed io, cosa cerco nel mio rapporto con Dio e cosa chiedo nella preghiera? Verse 28, “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Jesus did not come to exercise His power over man to make man serve Him, He came to serve man and pay the ransom price to redeem man. Si accordò con loro per un denaro al giorno e … Quando lo videro, gli si prostrarono innanzi; alcuni però dubitavano. Some pastors make the church they serve their little kingdom. Gesù è il messia Servo, annunciato dal profeta Isaia (cf. You have to pay attention to its lessons. We do not earn them, we simply receive what is His good will to grant to us. She does so as one would approach an oriental king. There are also those that abuse their positions of authority. What mother does not want her children to rise to important positions, to be “successful.” Parents take great pride in how their children turn out – especially if they do achieve important positions. • Matteo 20,20-21: La richiesta della madre dei figli di Zebedeo. • Gesù dice: "Tra di voi non sia così!" This was a position lower than a servant for a servant was free to go as he pleased. They, like Peter would later, boastfully claimed to be able to do something they were not yet prepared to do. Modern man is no different from ancient man. Agivano secondo i propri interessi (cf. One reason, other than sheer audacity, is her relationship to Jesus. I found this quote from an unknown source in one of my commentaries that describes change well. 21 Egli le disse: «Che cosa vuoi?». A sham servant avoids suffering. Matteo 28,1-20. padre Lino Pedron è uno dei tuoi autori preferiti di commenti al Vangelo? Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 The rulers of the gentiles would lord it over their subjects. 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. Gli rispose: «Di’ che questi miei due figli siedano uno alla tua destra e uno alla tua sinistra nel tuo regno». Se vuoi saperne di più, consulta la cookie policy. 20Allora gli si avvicinò la madre dei figli di Zebedeo con i suoi figli e si prostrò per chiedergli qualcosa. This is also a reminder that all that we get from God is according to His grace – including any rewards give to us for our faithful service. Egli le disse: «Che cosa vuoi?». (Anno II), 28/07/18 - Sabato 16a sett. • Matteo 20,24-27: "Non così dovrà essere tra voi". Si tratta del calice della sofferenza. veste candida come la neve. El orgullo es el pecadoque más fácilmente nos acosa; es una ambición pecaminosa de superar a los demás en pompa ygrandeza. Visualizza Mt 20,20-28 Il brano è un contrappunto tra due glorie: quella del Figlio dell'uomo e quella degli uomini. Is Jesus really your lord or just a commodity that you are seeking to use to gain what you want? 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. 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. Mt 1,20+. i.e. 4 Le guardie ebbero tanta paura di lui che cominciarono a tremare e rimasero come morte. Gli rispose: «Di’ che questi miei due figli siedano uno alla tua destra e uno alla tua sinistra nel tuo regno». T. Ord. Proud, boastful Simon was changed into the Apostle Peter who wrote, “God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. We are not to be like the world including the manner in which our rulers and great men function. 16 Gli undici discepoli, intanto, andarono in Galilea, sul monte che Gesù aveva loro indicato. Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR1960) Santissima Trinità (Anno B) (15/06/2003) Vangelo: Mt 28,16-20 La sofferenza e la croce non si combinavano con l'idea che avevano del messia. 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. Nello stesso tempo, sembra una risposta precipitata, poiché, pochi giorni dopo, abbandonano Gesù e lo lasciano solo nell'ora del dolore (Mt 26,51). 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». 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. Jesus’ first response seeks to bring them back to reality. 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. We like that sense of power over others. La richiesta fatta dalla madre a nome dei figli, causa una forte discussione nel gruppo. 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. Visualizza Mt 20,20-28. In Bible times transportation was walking, riding a horse or donkey, or sailing on a ship. It would be nice if men were getting smarter and were wiser than Solomon, but such is simply not the case. Nuova Diodati: Matteo 28,19-20. Is your concern what people do for you or what you do for them? Commenti al Vangelo di Mt 20, 20-28 Commento a cura dei Carmelitani [ads2]Gesù e i discepoli sono in cammino verso Gerusalemme (Mt 20,17). (If you would like to receive Pastor Harris’ weekly sermons via e-mail, Click here), “So You Want to Be Great” 28Come il Figlio dell’uomo, che non è venuto per farsi servire, ma per servire e dare la propria vita in riscatto per molti». Even churches are caught up in this mentality defining success in terms of number of members, size of budget or number of missionaries supported. Their indignation was not from a sense of concern for what Jesus would be facing nor from the impropriety of James & John’s request. Jesus did not die on the cross so that you could live in happy circumstances, He died so that your bondage to sin could be broken, that you could be reconciled to God and escape His condemnation, and that you could now have an eternal relationship with Him. 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. Verse 24 tells us that when the other ten disciples heard what James, John and their mother had done, they became indignant. 16 Gli undici discepoli, intanto, andarono in Galilea, sul monte che Gesù aveva loro indicato. T. Ord. Il tuo indirizzo email non sarà pubblicato. All the other disciples, including James, ran away. Vangelo del 25 Luglio 2019: Matteo 20, 20-28 con il commento di don Franco Mastrolonardo Pregaudio Puntogiovane. This closeness of relationship explains to some degree the boldness she has in coming to Jesus with this request. Why? They tell people what they want to hear – (Paul called it “tickling their ears” in 2 Tim. 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. “It is archaic, out of date, behind the times.” They suppose that man has advanced beyond the wisdom of … If that is the example set by our master, then what should be the mark of our lives. Imparò da sua madre che disse: "Ecco l'ancella del Signore!" From the parallel account in Mark we find that the first request was that Jesus would do for them whatever they asked of Him. The old cross condemns; the new cross assures. 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. • Matteo 20,28: Il riassunto della vita di Gesù. While many claim that Jesus is their lord, only a few are His slaves. 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. 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». The old cross slew men; the new cross entertains them. 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. Sovverte il sistema ed insiste nell'atteggiamento di servizio che è il rimedio contro l'ambizione personale. T. Ord. The greatest in the kingdom is the one who is a slave – sold out completely to Christ and His kingdom. In quel tempo, si avvicinò a Gesù la madre dei figli di Zebedeo con i suoi figli, e si prostrò per chiedergli qualcosa. • Matteo 20,22-23: La risposta di Gesù. 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. 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. It also seems amazing that this would be on their minds again when only a short time earlier, only a few minutes or at most a couple of hours earlier, Jesus had told them again about what He would suffer in Jerusalem in just a few days. Ed egli soggiunse: "Il mio calice lo berrete; 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". But again, that is the natural way of the world. The mother of James and John comes to Jesus. Then with the coming of the Holy Spirit they really began to live for Christ rather than themselves. - Ambitious request of the mother of the sons of Zebedee. Diane had to deal with such a person on Friday. They will have to be able to “drink the cup” that Jesus was about to drink. 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. 158 Myers Corners Road Matteo 28,18-20 Questo sito usa Akismet per ridurre lo spam. 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. (Mark 10:35-45.) . 17 Quando lo videro, si prostrarono. The lesson Jesus teaches His disciples in Matthew 20:20-28 is as relevant today as it was on the day this story took place. Potete bere il calice che io sto per bere?". 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.”. There are also those who gain power over others not because they have a position of rulership, but because they have a distinguished place in society or they have a charismatic personality by which they capture the fascination of people and that becomes a means by which they can exploit them. 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". 27e chi vuole essere il primo tra voi, sarà vostro schiavo. Para abatir la vanidad y la ambición de su pedido, Cristo los guía a pensar en sussufrimientos. Vangelo di Matteo 20,20-28. For comments, please e-mail  Church office, Subscribe to Pastor Harris’ weekly Sermon Notes via email – Click Here, Grace Bible Church The one on the right being “second” in command and the one the left “third” in command. They were bold, part of the reason Jesus nicknamed them, “the sons of thunder.”. Many of us have worked under such kind of people. Quella di oggi ci propone di fermarci a riflettere sul grande mistero della trinità 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. Vangelo del giorno: Matteo 20,1-16 – audio e commento Papa Francesco. 18 Settembre, 2018 ... Lascia un commento Annulla risposta. Gesù definisce la sua vita e la sua missione: "Il Figlio dell'Uomo non è venuto ad essere servito, ma a servire e a dare la sua vita in riscatto per molti". It is, rather, a bright ornament upon the bosom of the self-assured and carnal Christian whose hands are indeed the hands of Abel, but whose voice is the voice of Cain. 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. (Testo TILC) 20. In verse 23 Jesus tells them that they would indeed drink from it. Some have said that the Bible is not relevant to today’s modern world. S. Giacomo apostolo (25/07/2008) Vangelo: Mt 20,20-28 . But a slave was owned by his master and could only go and do what the master wanted. Famous people such as athletes, media personalities, actors and actress and such can gain such power because people hold them in awe. 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. ; At 1,10. This shows that perhaps he was prepared. Dal Vangelo secondo Matteo 20,20-28. 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. T. Ord. Though it is not to the extreme of the ancient dictators who ruled over life and death, the same philosophy still drives many who are in leadership positions whether that is in government, business – and even Christian organizations including churches. Jesus’ answer to her request in verse 20 is not really addressed to Salome, but to James and John instead. Egli le disse: "Che cosa vuoi?" John was the only disciple at the foot of Jesus cross when He was crucified. Mc 14,3-12). 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. Verses 20-28. 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.

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