Wenesday, 17 April 2024 - Santa Caterina Tekakwitha ( Letture di oggi)

Vangelo secondo Matteo 6

1 Attendite, ne iustitiam vestram faciatis coram hominibus, ut vi deaminiab eis; alioquin mercedem non habetis apud Patrem vestrum, qui in caelis est.1 'Be careful not to parade your uprightness in public to attract attention; otherwise you wil lose al rewardfrom your Father in heaven.
2 Cum ergo facies eleemosynam, noli tuba canere ante te, sicut hypocritae faciuntin synagogis et in vicis, ut honorificentur ab hominibus. Amen dico vobis:Receperunt mercedem suam.
2 So when you give alms, do not have it trumpeted before you; this is what the hypocrites do in thesynagogues and in the streets to win human admiration. In truth I tel you, they have had their reward.
3 Te autem faciente eleemosynam, nesciat sinistra tua quid faciat dextera tua,3 But when you give alms, your left hand must not know what your right is doing;
4 ut sit eleemosyna tua in abscondito, et Pater tuus, qui videt in abscondito,reddet tibi.
4 your almsgiving must be secret, and your Father who sees al that is done in secret wil reward you.
5 Et cum oratis, non eritis sicut hypocritae, qui amant in synagogis et inangulis platearum stantes orare, ut videantur ab hominibus. Amen dico vobis:Receperunt mercedem suam.5 'And when you pray, do not imitate the hypocrites: they love to say their prayers standing up in thesynagogues and at the street corners for people to see them. In truth I tel you, they have had their reward.
6 Tu autem cum orabis, intra in cubiculum tuum et,clauso ostio tuo, ora Patrem tuum, qui est in abscondito; et Pater tuus, quividet in abscondito, reddet tibi.6 But when you pray, go to your private room, shut yourself in, and so pray to your Father who is in thatsecret place, and your Father who sees al that is done in secret wil reward you.
7 Orantes autem nolite multum loqui sicutethnici; putant enim quia in multiloquio suo exaudiantur.7 'In your prayers do not babble as the gentiles do, for they think that by using many words they wil makethemselves heard.
8 Nolite ergoassimilari eis; scit enim Pater vester, quibus opus sit vobis, antequam petatiseum.
8 Do not be like them; your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9 Sic ergo vos orabitis:
Pater noster, qui es in caelis,
sanctificetur nomen tuum,
9 So you should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be held holy,
10 adveniat regnum tuum,
fiat voluntas tua,
sicut in caelo, et in terra.
10 your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven.
11 Panem nostrum supersubstantialem da nobis hodie;
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 et dimitte nobis debita nostra,
sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;
12 And forgive us our debts, as we have forgiven those who are in debt to us.
13 et ne inducas nos in tentationem,
sed libera nos a Malo.
13 And do not put us to the test, but save us from the Evil One.
14 Si enim dimiseritis hominibus peccata eorum, dimittet et vobis Pater vestercaelestis;14 'Yes, if you forgive others their failings, your heavenly Father wil forgive you yours;
15 si autem non dimiseritis hominibus, nec Pater vester dimittetpeccata vestra.
15 but if you do not forgive others, your Father wil not forgive your failings either.
16 Cum autem ieiunatis, nolite fieri sicut hypocritae tristes; demoliuntur enimfacies suas, ut pareant hominibus ieiunantes. Amen dico vobis: Receperuntmercedem suam.16 'When you are fasting, do not put on a gloomy look as the hypocrites do: they go about lookingunsightly to let people know they are fasting. In truth I tel you, they have had their reward.
17 Tu autem cum ieiunas, unge caput tuum et faciem tuam lava,17 But when you fast, put scent on your head and wash your face,
18 ne videaris hominibus ieiunans sed Patri tuo, qui est in abscondito; et Patertuus, qui videt in abscondito, reddet tibi.
18 so that no one will know you are fasting except your Father who sees al that is done in secret; andyour Father who sees al that is done in secret wil reward you.
19 Nolite thesaurizare vobis thesauros in terra, ubi aerugo et tinea demolitur,et ubi fures effodiunt et furantur;19 'Do not store up treasures for yourselves on earth, where moth and woodworm destroy them andthieves can break in and steal.
20 thesaurizate autem vobis thesauros incaelo, ubi neque aerugo neque tinea demolitur, et ubi fures non effodiunt necfurantur;20 But store up treasures for yourselves in heaven, where neither moth nor woodworm destroys them andthieves cannot break in and steal.
21 ubi enim est thesaurus tuus, ibi erit et cor tuum.
21 For wherever your treasure is, there wil your heart be too.
22 Lucerna corporis est oculus. Si ergo fuerit oculus tuus simplex, totum corpustuum lucidum erit;22 'The lamp of the body is the eye. It follows that if your eye is clear, your whole body will be fil ed withlight.
23 si autem oculus tuus nequam fuerit, totum corpus tuumtenebrosum erit. Si ergo lumen, quod in te est, tene brae sunt, tenebrae quantaeerunt!23 But if your eye is diseased, your whole body will be darkness. If then, the light inside you is darkened,what darkness that wil be!
24 Nemo potest duobus dominis servire: aut enim unum odio habebit etalterum diliget, aut unum sustinebit et alterum contemnet; non potestis Deoservire et mammonae.
24 'No one can be the slave of two masters: he will either hate the first and love the second, or beattached to the first and despise the second. You cannot be the slave both of God and of money.
25 Ideo dico vobis: Ne solliciti sitis animae vestrae quid manducetis, nequecorpori vestro quid induamini. Nonne anima plus est quam esca, et corpus quamvestimentum?25 'That is why I am tel ing you not to worry about your life and what you are to eat, nor about your bodyand what you are to wear. Surely life is more than food, and the body more than clothing!
26 Respicite volatilia caeli, quoniam non serunt neque metunt nequecongregant in horrea, et Pater vester caelestis pascit illa. Nonne vos magispluris estis illis?26 Look at the birds in the sky. They do not sow or reap or gather into barns; yet your heavenly Fatherfeeds them. Are you not worth much more than they are?
27 Quis autem vestrum cogitans potest adicere ad aetatemsuam cubitum unum?27 Can any of you, however much you worry, add one single cubit to your span of life?
28 Et de vestimento quid solliciti estis? Considerate liliaagri quomodo crescunt: non laborant neque nent.28 And why worry about clothing? Think of the flowers growing in the fields; they never have to work orspin;
29 Dico autem vobis quoniam necSalomon in omni gloria sua coopertus est sicut unum ex istis.29 yet I assure you that not even Solomon in al his royal robes was clothed like one of these.
30 Si autem fenumagri, quod hodie est et cras in clibanum mittitur, Deus sic vestit, quanto magisvos, modicae fidei?30 Now if that is how God clothes the wild flowers growing in the field which are there today and throwninto the furnace tomorrow, wil he not much more look after you, you who have so little faith?
31 Nolite ergo solliciti esse dicentes: “Quidmanducabimus?”, aut: “Quid bibemus?”, aut: “Quo operiemur?”.31 So do not worry; do not say, "What are we to eat? What are we to drink? What are we to wear?"
32 Haecenim omnia gentes inquirunt; scit enim Pater vester caelestis quia his omnibusindigetis.32 It is the gentiles who set their hearts on al these things. Your heavenly Father knows you need themal .
33 Quaerite autem primum regnum Dei et iustitiam eius, et haec omniaadicientur vobis.33 Set your hearts on his kingdom first, and on God's saving justice, and al these other things wil begiven you as wel .
34 Nolite ergo esse solliciti in crastinum; crastinus enimdies sollicitus erit sibi ipse. Sufficit diei malitia sua.34 So do not worry about tomorrow: tomorrow wil take care of itself. Each day has enough trouble of itsown.'