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II Sunday in Ordinary Time

"Here I am": a word that transforms us

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Dear brothers and sisters, Fiat!

One thing is to feel that we are in the world at random or that we live our lives at random. Another thing is to feel called, because we are loved. We are called to life, to make choices, to joy, to commitments, to the satisfaction of having a meaning in our lives and in the passing of the days. The Bible, God’s Word, often shows some characters, some testimonies: people who lived their fidelity to God and to their vocation and who are still today, forever, models that help us to build our life and faith in a beautiful and profound way. Today before us there are some people who have been chosen and called in a special way by the Lord. They responded with the joy and generosity of their hearts; they didn’t  regret anything of what they had left, rather joyfully they left "their boat and father", and realized a life project that is fundamental for them and for everyone.

The first figure is Samuel: he is called to be "the mouth of God", that is, His prophet and spokesman. We also find the figure of Eli, an intelligent and wise guide. At first, Samuel confuses the voice of God with that of Eli. It is not Eli, but it is God who calls him. Samuel, to understand that, still needs Eli who helps him to discern the word of God and educates him to assume the right attitudes to listen to it and obey it. Our experience of God is always personal, but we need someone who accompanies us and introduces us into it. The prayer that Samuel says is stupendous and profound: "Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening ".  And Samuel listened to the voice and call of God not only in that moment but in all his life, in becoming a prophet and guide of God's people. And the greatest comment we have is the following: "Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him, and did let none of his words fall to the ground. " What greatness of listening, of attention, of response, what greatness of life!

In the Gospel we find the call of Andrew and of his companion. They experience a personal meeting with Jesus; this meeting is expressed with the beautiful image of staying with Him in the same house. Peter also lives the personal experience of the gaze of Jesus that rests on him and transforms him. Everyone needs the faith of someone else that leads him to gives his own life to the encounter with Jesus: the first two ones listen to the testimony of John the Baptist, Peter that of Andrew,
his brother. These apostles will no longer forget the encounter with Jesus. And, even with limitations and defects, but with the generosity of their heart, they will give their lives to Him forever. In this way they realize their vocation and mission, in this way they give the truest sense to their existence, in this way they became the most useful and the greatest people in the construction of the life of the Church and of the world.


Luisa too was called by the Lord for an important and decisive mission: to begin living in the Divine Will and then to let creatures share in it. On November 12, 1925, Jesus invited Luisa to be careful in doing her acts in the Divine Will, for one who is called to be the head of a mission, the more he encloses of the good pertaining to that mission, the more good he will be able to communicate to others. Those goods will be like many seeds which he will lend to others, so that whoever has the fortune of wanting to acquire those seeds, may become the possessor of the harvest of those seeds.

This happened in Adam who, being the first man, was constituted the head of all generations; and, he being the head, it was necessary for him to possess the seeds in order to give to others what is necessary for the development of human life. Regardless of the fact that these seeds have been expanded, dilucidated, known more, according to the goodwill of the following generations, to the capacity and the application they have used over these very seeds; nevertheless, Adam had them all within himself, and it can be said that everything comes from him. So, it can be said that, in being created by God, he was endowed with all sciences. What others learn with so many efforts, he possessed as gift in a surprising way. So, he possessed the knowledge of all the things of this earth; he had the science of all plants, of all herbs and of the virtue which each of them contained; he had the science of all species of animals and of how he should use them; he had the science of music, of singing, of writing, of medicine – in sum, of everything. And if the generations possessed each one its special science, Adam possessed them all. See, then, how it is necessary for one who must be the head to enclose within himself all the good which he must share with others.


The same with Luisa. Since our Lord called her as the head of a special mission, more than a new Adam – and here it is not about human sciences, but about the science of sciences, which is the Divine Will, science all of Heaven – Jesus wanted her to enclose within herself all the seeds which the Divine Will contains. And the more acts Luisa did in It, and the more knowledges she acquired, the more rays of light she would place on the Sun of the Divine Will, so that, with greater fullness of light, It will be able to diffuse more for the good of the generations; in such a way that, stirred by the fullness of light, they will be able to know with greater clarity the good which the Divine Will contains, what it means to live in It, and the great good with which they are enriched.


It will happen as with the sun which, because it possesses such great fullness of light, can easily take the whole earth as though in its power, warm it, illuminate it and fecundate it, in such a way that all may know, some more, some less, the good it does by bringing its light to all. But if the sun, in the height of its sphere, were poor in light, the light which descends down below could not fully illuminate all the earth. At the most, some small portion of the earth which rotates closer to the sun. And if to the sun, which was to illuminate the earth naturally, God gave such fullness of light for the good of all generations, much more He wants to fill with fullness of light the Sun of the Divine Will, which must illuminate souls, warm them, and cast into them the fecundity of the seed of Divine Sanctity.


Just as God chose Adam as the head, just as He chose a point in the heavens in which to fix the center of the sun which was to illuminate the earth, so He chose Luisa as the center of the Sun of the Divine Will; and the fullness of light must be so great, that all may be able to enjoy it and be invested by this light, and each one may make it his own. This is why Luisa’s complete acts in the Divine Will were needed, as well as the knowledge which He manifested to her, in order to form the fullness of this light.


It is the usual way of the Eternal Wisdom to establish the acts of the creature in order to give completion to the good which It wants to do to her. So it happened for the coming of Redemption upon earth by the Eternal Word. It took the course of four thousand years; and during this time, all the acts which creatures were to do in order to dispose themselves to earn the great good of Redemption had been established, as well as all the graces and knowledges which the Supreme Majesty was to give in order to make known that same good which the descent of the Word would bring into their midst. And so, here come the patriarchs, the holy fathers, the prophets and all the good of the Old Testament, who, with their acts, were to cover the way, the staircase, in order to reach the fulfillment of the longed-for Redemption.


But this was not enough. As good and holy as their acts were, there was the so very high wall of original sin, which maintained the division between them and God. This is why a Virgin was needed, conceived without original sin, innocent, holy, and enriched by God with all graces, who made all the good acts of the course of four thousand years as though Her own. She covered them with Her innocence, sanctity and purity, in such a way that the Divinity would see those acts through the acts of this innocent and holy Creature, who not only embraced all the acts of the ancients, but surpassed them all with Her own; and this is why She obtained the descent of the Word upon earth.


In order to make the Divine Will known and to make It reign as prime act of life in the creature, the fulfillment of the acts is needed . These acts  must embrace in the Divine Will all the acts done in the Old Testament, those of the Queen of Heaven, those done by Jesus, those which are done and will be done by all the good and the saints, up to the last day; and upon each one of them we will place our seal of requital of love, of blessing, of adoration, with the Sanctity and the Power of the Divine Will. Nothing must escape us.


The Divine Will embraces everything; we too must embrace everything and everyone, and place the Divine Will alone at the first place of honor upon all the acts of creatures. It will be our imprint, with which we will imprint the image of the Divine Will on all the acts of creatures.

God wants to see us in the Divine Will, flowing over all the graces and the prodigies which He did in the Old Testament, to give Him our requital of love and of thanksgiving; and in the acts of the patriarchs and prophets, to make up for their love. There is not one act in which He does not want to find us. Jesus would not be satisfied nor content if He did not find us in all the acts of creatures which have been done and will be done; nor would we be able to say that we have completed everything in the Divine Will - we would lack something of the true living in the Divine Will. Therefore, one who wants to give light to all must embrace all as though in one single embrace, by making himself life and substitution of everything and of everyone. Is the Divine Will perhaps not life of everything? And instead, this life is requited with so many bitternesses. There is the need, then, for one who would flow in everyone in order to sweeten these bitternesses, by substituting, as act of life with God’s Will, for each act of the ungrateful creature.


There is a simple and great word that is all in the life of a person, it is the word: "Here I am". Christ Jesus said it: "Here I am, I have come to do your will ". It was said by Samuel and by the apostles. The Virgin Mary also said: " Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word. " It was said by Luisa through her "Fiat", it was said by millions of believers and consecrated.

We also want to say it; each of us in a personal relationship with Jesus the Lord, in our relationship with others, in the most splendid light that our life acquires.

don Marco
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