Daily Archives: 13 April, 2024

It was necessary. Reflection for marriages John 6, 16-21.


They saw Jesus walking on the sea.
Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Saint John 6, 16-21.
When it was evening, the disciples of Jesus went down to the sea, embarked in a boat, and went across the sea to Capernaum. It had already grown dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.
The sea was stirred up because a strong wind was blowing.
When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat,
and they began to be afraid.
But he said to them, “It is I. Do not be afraid.”
They wanted to take him into the boat,
but the boat immediately arrived at the shore
to which they were heading.
The Gospel of the Lord.
It was necessary.
Jesus is always present in our lives and in all the circumstances we go through. We would like not to have to row, but He considers it necessary for us to do so. We need to miss Him, we need to discover our weaknesses and limitations without His grace to know how much we depend on Him.
Applied to Married Life:
Mercedes: I pray the rosary daily, I also go to Mass daily, we have conjugal prayer every day. Why is there still a conflict of wills between us?
Ramón: Mercedes, before the Lord starts leading us from the fifth dwelling that Saint Teresa explains, we must go through the previous four, and that means rowing a lot until we have a soft and humble heart. Without that, He can do nothing.
Mercedes: Yes, it’s true that I am a bit impatient, but I have such a strong longing for communion… I can’t help but feel pain for not being faithful to God’s will.
Ramón: Your longing is precious, and God has planted it in your heart so that you desire His plan with great strength. We embrace your longing and look at it with hope, knowing that the Lord accompanies us through our Sacrament. Praised be His name.
Accompany us in this valley of tears. All for Him, with Him, and in Him.