Daily Archives: 1 January, 2024

How he acts!. Reflection for marriages. Saint Luke 2, 16-21


The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph,
and the infant lying in the manger. When eight days were completed, he was named Jesus,
Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint Luke 2, 16-21

The shepherds went in haste to Bethlehem and found Mary and Joseph,
and the infant lying in the manger.
When they saw this,
they made known the message
that had been told them about this child.
All who heard it were amazed
by what had been told them by the shepherds.
And Mary kept all these things,
reflecting on them in her heart.
Then the shepherds returned,
glorifying and praising God
for all they had heard and seen,
just as it had been told to them.

When eight days were completed for his circumcision,
he was named Jesus, the name given him by the angel
before he was conceived in the womb.

The word of the Lord.

How he acts!

Mary, today we celebrate that you are the Mother of God. Precious blessing from the Father for you, full of grace. I imagine you surprised at the arrival of the shepherds who came to praise the Child. Admirable how God acts, how he does things. He calls the little ones and the poor to be the first to know His coming and have the opportunity to worship Him. What a simple call, what finesse in His loving acts. How little fanfare he gives himself, and to this unique moment in the history of humanity, in which God becomes one of so many to teach man to be human.

Precious action of God, so simple, so silent, so beautifully full of humility. Today, Mother, like you, I keep all these things in my heart to meditate on them.

Applied to married life:

Andrés: Carmen, I have been contemplating our life since we consecrated ourselves to the Virgin. I have reviewed how God has been acting in our hearts, in our marriage, in our children… I see His loving hand in our lives. Life becomes wonderful when one puts oneself in God’s hands. Very slowly, with apparent setbacks at times and in many circumstances filled with opportunities to learn and grow, He acts, He loves us so much…
Carmen: The first miracle is listening to these precious reflections of yours. A few years ago, it would have been unthinkable. Everything has changed so much…. The best thing we have done is to say Yes to God and put ourselves at His disposal. There cannot be a more beautiful life than the one God has planned for us. But for that, we must have a soul awake through prayer to be close to Him.
Andrés: Glory to God.
Carmen: Thank you, blessed Mother.


You teach us with Your life. Blessed be you! Take us under your mantle and take care of all the marriages and families of Proyecto Amor Conyugal in this new year that God gives us, as only you know how to do. We love you!