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Surrendered at His Feet.Reflection for marriages Matthew 28:8-15


“Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”

From the Gospel according to Matthew Mt 28:8-15

Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed, and ran to announce the news to his disciples.
And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them. They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.” While they were going, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had happened. The chief priests assembled with the elders and took counsel; then they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came by night and stole him while we were asleep.’ And if this gets to the ears of the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” The soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has circulated among the Jews to the present day.

The Gospel of the Lord,

Surrendered at His Feet.

If we allow ourselves to be guided by the promptings of the Holy Spirit today, we will experience deep joy. This joy is what we will ultimately share with God in His kingdom—it’s akin to a taste of heaven, an overwhelming joy. A joy that surpasses us.

Therefore, today, we have to collaborate with the Holy Spirit so that He infuses that joy in us. It is not something human; it does not depend solely on our efforts to live it; it is a gift from the Holy Spirit. We can only dispose ourselves well by placing ourselves in the hearts of the holy women who go to the tomb and find it open, with an angel announcing the Lord’s redemption to them. And for greater glory, Jesus Himself appears to them on the way. They fall surrendered at His feet, prostrating themselves before Him. Surely, upon seeing Him, their legs would fail them and they would collapse, overwhelmed by immense joy.

Applied to Married Life:

Charles: The truth is that this Easter we have experienced a genuine resurrection of the heart. It’s the first Easter we’ve truly lived close to Jesus, and the joy that Easter Sunday brings in the heart is truly marvelous.

Natalie: Absolutely. We’ve experienced plenty of moments, some filled with pain, others with great community enjoyment, but the joy that remains in the heart is a sign that the Holy Spirit has been among us. And I also cherish what has brought us together. It’s been beautiful to share this experience with you.

Charles: I struggled a lot to understand the meaning of the cross, but this Easter, I’ve grasped it, and that has also led me to discover the joy of the Resurrection. Thank you, Natalie. And Glory to God.

Natalie: Glory to God!


We have particularly enjoyed accompanying you in the Passion of Our Lord. We have learned so much from you… Thank you, Mother. Thank you for introducing us to the Lord and for guiding us closer to Him. Hallelujah!