Daily Archives: 9 May, 2024

Spouses ablaze, Reflection for Marriages, John 16:5-11

From the Gospel according to John
Jn 16:5-11

Jesus said to his disciples:
Now I am going to the one who sent me,
and not one of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’
But because I told you this, grief has filled your hearts.
But I tell you the truth, it is better for you that I go.
For if I do not go, the Advocate will not come to you.
But if I go, I will send him to you.
And when he comes he will convict the world
in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation:
sin, because they do not believe in me;
righteousness, because I am going to the Father
and you will no longer see me;
condemnation, because the ruler of this world has been condemned.

Word of the Lord.

Spouses ablaze.

The Lord goes to the Father, and His departure brings sadness to us, but with the coming of the Holy Spirit, our joy begins. We experience a certain sadness because we are not fully in Him, and we have that longing in our hearts, like the lovers in the Song of Songs. But full joy will come when, by His blessed Mercy, He takes us with Him. For God so loved the world that He gave His life so that ours may reach fullness.

Applied to Married Life:

Miriam: Are you aware of how much Jesus’ Heart loves us? Are you aware that His Heart burns so much for us in love that He needs us to communicate it to alleviate all that fire?
Jose: He has given me so much love for you that I have a small idea. In reality, my love for you is a small participation in His Love for us, and my heart burns more and more, and I need to communicate it to you in His name.
Miriam: Wow, that’s amazing! I had never realized that our marital love alleviates the fire of Jesus’ Heart’s Love. I love being able to love you like this.


Jesus came to set fire to our hearts, and they are already burning. May we be spouses ablaze with His Love. Praise be to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.