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Second Sunday of Ordinary Time

God's love is for all men

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Dear brothers and sisters, Fiat!

The first miracle accomplished by Jesus takes place at Cana in Galilee during a wedding feast. Jesus does not disdain human things, He fully participates in the life of His people, in their joyful and sad moments. In fact, He gives full value and blessing to all situations of human life.

Jesus does not works the first miracle for an indispensable thing ... He does not perform it to heal a sick person, a leper, forgive a sinner, feed the crowds ... He will do this also; the first miracle is for the joy of two spouses that have no more wine.

Jesus shows all His attention and concern for the life of couples, for families, so that there may be love or it will return, when it seems to fail. We pray for this and for many situations of suffering that there are today.

There is the sensitivity, the attention, the prayer of Mary Most Holy: "They have no more wine" ... "Do whatever he tells you".

The miracle of Cana is great in itself, but above all it reminds us of the continuous great miracle of God, His love for humanity. God is the bridegroom of humanity, He is the lover of humanity and of each of us. God is love, God is tenderness, God is mercy: He always renews His love, even when our faithfulness is less.

We learn from Jesus to love, in delicate and difficult events of life. We learn the feeling of  awareness , of attention. We learn to do one’s best, to have recourse to God and implore from Him the grace that can renew the lives of people, of families, of society.

At Cana, Jesus, by participating in a wedding feast proclaims His act of faith in human love. Jesus believes in love, He blesses it, He reintroduces  it trough His first miracle, He connects love to God. Love is the first sign that we should follow on the roads of the world, an event that is always decreed from Heaven.

Jesus takes human love and makes it a symbol of our relationship with God. Believing in God is also a feast, the encounter with God generates life, it brings blooms of courage and realizes the life of people.

When Jesus revealed to Luisa the high truths about living in the Divine Will, he often used the image of Marriage and of the mutual love between the spouses. For example on June 12, 1928 He said that the true marriage with humanity was done in Creation. Nothing was lacking, either to the soul or to the body; everything was done with royal sumptuousness. An immense palace was prepared for the human nature, such that no king or emperor can have one similar to it, which is the whole universe: a starry heaven and its vault, a sun whose light would never be extinguished; flourishing gardens in which the happy couple, God and man, would stroll, amuse itself and maintain the continuous, uninterrupted feast of our marriage; and garments, woven not with matter, but formed of purest light by God’s power, as befitted royal persons. Everything was beauty in man, soul and body, because the One who prepared the marriage and formed it was of an unreachable beauty. So, from the external sumptuousness of the so many enchanting beauties present in the whole of Creation, you can imagine the internal seas of sanctity, of beauty, of light, of science, etc., which the interior of man possessed. All the acts of man, internal and external, were as many musical keys which formed the most beautiful melodies, sweet, melodious, harmonious, which maintained the joy of the marriage. And each additional act that he would dispose himself to do was a new little sonata that he would prepare, to call his spouse to delight with him.

The Divine Will, which dominated humanity, brought him the new continued act and the likeness of the One who had created him and married him. But, in such great feast, man broke the strongest bond, in which lay the whole validity of our marriage and through which it had been in force: he withdrew from the Divine Will. Because of this, the marriage was broken, and since all the rights were lost, only the memory of it was left, but the substance, the life, the effects no longer existed.

Now, the Sacrament of the Eucharist in which Jesus’ love overabounded in all possible and imaginable ways, cannot be called either the first or the true marriage of Creation, for Jesus does nothing but the continuation of what He did while being on earth. According to the needs present in souls, with some Jesus makes Himself the compassionate doctor in order to heal them, with some the teacher to instruct them, with some the father to forgive them, with some light to give them sight. He gives strength to the weak, courage to the timid, peace to the restless – in sum, He continues His redemptive life and virtue; however, all these miseries exclude the true marriage. No young man marries a young woman who is ill - at most, he waits for her to recover; or a young woman who is weak and who offends him very often. And if the groom is a king and loves her, at most he waits for the bride to get well, to love him, and for her condition to become somehow satisfactory, and not so inferior to his. Now, the condition in which poor humanity finds itself is still that of a poor ill one, and Jesus is waiting for the Divine Will to be known and to reign in the midst of creatures, for It will give them true health, royal garments, beauty worthy of Him. Then will He form again the true and original marriage.


don Marco
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