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Gift of God is Love

XXVII Sunday in Ordinary Time

The gift of God is love


Dear brothers and sisters, Fiat!

Here is God’s plan for marriage and the transmission of life.

In the poetic account of creation it seems that God exults for every creature born from His hands and above all for His masterpiece, that is the creation of man and woman, not only as individuals, but as reflection and implementation on the earth of the life of the Trinity : ” Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; male and female He created them “.

In our time, marriage as also the life of man and woman many times are dirty and profaned. We know what is malice, instinct, sensuality, temptation; we know the crises that couples and families encounter on their journey, their separations and divorces, the suffering that all this causes in the spouses and their children.

But in all this, and today above all, God’s plan must be welcomed and announced. God presents marriage as a holy thing, a vocation to holiness, which means vocation to true happiness. Precisely because we live in a difficult time, full of temptations.  God’s thought and plan must shine, because He is the real help and true good for every person and for every family.

God has thought of marriage as a united and indissoluble reality, in the image of the Holy Trinity. Christ came to save the reality of marriage from all the pitfalls that it encounters. Christ presents Himself as the Spouse of the Church and the model of true love. St. Paul says: ” Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her”.

Marriage, which already has its great human value for all, has become a sacrament of Christ and of the Church: a sacred thing, a journey of love and holiness.

And here is true happiness. Certainly we have before our eyes many examples about this.

There are many people and families who faithfully live their Christian marriage despite their limitations. We possess the joy of the heart when we love, understand each other, forgive, are faithful, sacrifice ourselves for each other, welcome life and children become the greatest reality in a family. In fact, in the family we find the greatest acts of goodness, holiness, sacrifice and true love.

The gospel calls us to save loyalty to the loved one so that the family can not be destroyed. Furthermore the gospel invites  us to welcome children. Jesus presents children as models of simplicity and trust who teach everyone the way of the Lord.

When we pray, we must ask to be able to overcome all those things that pollute true love, so that in all, especially in young people and girls, a pure and great ideal of love and marriage can be cultivated.

We ask God for  the strength of fidelity and mutual commitment for spouses in everyday life. Let us invoke the Lord so that Christian spouses can be able to sanctify their lives by the example and by the grace of Jesus.

In revealing to Luisa the high truths about living in the Divine Will,  Jesus,often uses the image of Marriage and of the mutual love between  the spouses. For example on June 16, 1928, Luisa wrote that the Supreme Being made Its marriage with humanity at the beginning of Creation; and it happened as to a husband, when his wicked wife induces him to separate in court. But, in spite of this, an affection remains in his heart, and he thinks and yearns that, if his chosen one should change, “who knows… I may once again be able to unite and bind myself with her with the bond of marriage”; and therefore he often lets news reach her ear through messengers – that he loves her. So God did: even though the marriage with humanity was unbound in the divine court, He kept an affection and, though far away, he longed for the new bond of marriage with humanity; so much so, that He did not destroy the palace which He had formed with so much sumptuousness and magnificence, nor did He take away from her the good of the sun that formed the day, but He left everything, so that the very one who had offended Him might make use of it. Even more, He maintained the correspondence by choosing, from the very beginning of the world, now one of the good, now another, who were like messengers. And like many postmen, some brought the little letters, some the telegrams, some the phone calls from Heaven, in which it was announced that the far away spouse had not forgotten her, that he loved her, and that he wanted the return of the ungrateful spouse.

So, in the Old Testament, the more God multiplied the good, the patriarchs and the prophets, the more pressing were the invitations and the mail that ran between Heaven and earth, through which God was sending news – that He desired the new union. This is so true that, unable to contain the ardor of His love any longer, and since decayed humanity was not yet disposed at that time, He made an exception, espousing the Virgin Queen and the Humanity of the Word with bond of true marriage, so that, by virtue of them, decayed humanity might be lifted up again and Jesus might form the marriage with the entire humanity. So, Jesus’ Humanity formed the new engagement with her on the Cross, and everything He did and suffered, up to dying on the Cross, were all preparations in order to carry out the desired marriage in the Kingdom of the Divine Will. Now, after the engagement, there are pledges and gifts left to be exchanged, and these are the knowledges about the Divine Fiat. Through them, humanity is given back the great gift which man rejected in Eden – the eternal, infinite and endless gift of the Divine Will.

After the engagement, there are pledges and gifts left to be exchanged, and these are the knowledges about the Divine Fiat. Through them, humanity is given back the great gift which man rejected in Eden – the eternal, infinite and endless gift of the Divine Will. And this gift will attract decayed humanity so much, that she will give God, in exchange, the gift of her poor will, which will be the confirmation and the seal of the union of the spouses, after such a long chain of correspondence, of faithfulness on the part of God, and of inconstancy, ingratitude and coldness on the part of creatures.

So, man degraded himself and lost all goods because he went out of the Divine Will. In order to ennoble himself, to reacquire everything and receive the rehabilitation of the marriage with his Creator, he must enter once again the Divine Fiat from which he came. There are no ways in the middle; not even Jesus’ very Redemption is sufficient to make man return to the beginning of the happy era of his creation. Redemption is means, way, light, help – but not the end. The end is the Will, because It was the beginning and, by justice, one who is the beginning must also be the end. Therefore, humanity must be enclosed in the Divine Volition to be given back her noble origin, her happiness, and to place the marriage with her Creator in force once again.

Therefore, the great good that Jesus’ Redemption did to man is not enough for God’s love, but it yearns for more. True love never contents itself; only then is it content, when it can say: ‘I have nothing else to give him.’ And knowing that man can return to be happy, victorious, glorious, in the noble state in which he was created by God – and this, by means of the Divine Will reigning in their midst – this is why all the divine yearnings, the sighs, the manifestations, are directed toward making the Divine Will known in order to make It reign, so as to be able to say to God’s love: ‘Calm yourself, for Our beloved son has reached his destiny. He is now in possession of Our inheritance that was given to him in Creation, which is Our Fiat! And while he possesses what is Ours, We possess him. Therefore, the marriage is fulfilled once again, the spouses have returned to their place of honor; there is nothing left but to celebrate and enjoy a good so great, after so long a sorrow’.

don Marco

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