Daily Archives: 15 March, 2024

Sender of our love. Reflection for Marriages. Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30


From the Gospel according to John
Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30

Jesus moved about within Galilee;
he did not wish to travel in Judea,
because the Jews were trying to kill him.
But the Jewish feast of Tabernacles was near.

But when his brothers had gone up to the feast,
he himself also went up, not openly but as it were in secret.

Some of the inhabitants of Jerusalem said,
“Is he not the one they are trying to kill?
And look, he is speaking openly and they say nothing to him.
Could the authorities have realized that he is the Christ?
But we know where he is from.
When the Christ comes, no one will know where he is from.”
So Jesus cried out in the temple area as he was teaching and said,
“You know me and also know where I am from.
Yet I did not come on my own,
but the one who sent me, whom you do not know, is true.
I know him, because I am from him, and he sent me.”
So they tried to arrest him,
but no one laid a hand upon him,
because his hour had not yet come.

The Gospel of the Lord


Sender of our love.

No one would have expected an incarnated God. In reality, where he was born, was important because if He truly came from Nazareth , what could they have expected beyond the capabilities and limitations of an ordinary human being?

But Jesus does not come from Nazareth, He comes from God, and everything he does comes from God. He becomes a man in a city, at a moment in time, and under specific circumstances, He is the Messiah.


Applied to Married Life:

Alicia: Paco, do you think it is possible for us to live in love similar to God’s love?

Paco: I believe it is key asking ourselves where our relationship comes from, because that will be the base of our entire life together. If it comes from civil laws, I’ll be limited by our human capabilities, and by the current legislation. I’ll be a better husband the more empathetic, helpful, attentive, generous… I am. If I am, I’ll be condemned for my arrogance, for thinking that this is up to me. If I am not, I am condemned for failing in love. But if I trust the love from God to me, if our marriage comes from Him, I must set unreachable goals for humans and I will not be limited by my own capabilities.

Alicia: Yes, as Mother Angelica said: “Your plans, your projects, your dreams must always be bigger than you, so that God has room to act.” And our marriage is something Great, much greater than you and me.

Paco: Exactly. That’s why our goal should be Marital Charity, communion, and ultimately, holiness, because I know where we come from and where our marriage comes from: From our Almighty God, all Love.



May I never forget where I come from and Who is the One who unites us, Who is the beginning and the end of everything. May I live my life as a husband to my spouse, but in Him and for Him. We consecrate ourselves to you, Mother, to put ourselves at Your service for you greater glory. Our lives, our time, and our strength is all yours. We trust you will know how to put them at his service. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.