Daily Archives: 20 June, 2024

The protagonist. Reflection for Marriages. MT 6:7-15


From the Gospel according to Matthew

MT 6:7-15

Jesus said to his disciples:

“In praying, do not babble like the pagans,

who think that they will be heard because of their many words.

Do not be like them.

Your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“This is how you are to pray:

‘Our Father who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name,

thy Kingdom come,

thy will be done,

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread;

and forgive us our trespasses,

as we forgive those who trespass against us;

and lead us not into temptation,

but deliver us from evil.’

“If you forgive others their transgressions,

your heavenly Father will forgive you.

But if you do not forgive others,

neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.”

The gospel of the Lord

The protagonist.

How wonderful to have this prayer from Jesus to learn to pray. On it I see something that we always say: In prayer the protagonist is God. In between of us, He is greater and more important that we cannot quantify it. Therefore, it is He on whom I have to focus my eyes.

I also see that I have a total dependence on Him, and since He knows it, He has made Himself our Father.

However, there is a moment in which I assume the main character in prayer, it is at the moment of forgiveness, because only by being one, I can call Him Father.

Landed to Married life:

Mayte: Only when we are in communion, I’m able to experience the union with the Lord.

Carlos: The same thing happens to me. As soon as I distance myself from you, I also distance myself from the Lord.

Mayte: At the moment when we are aware that you and I are one body as we form one Body with Christ, both unions can happen.

Carlos: I have to become aware and ask the Lord to be similar to Him and to help me see you as part of me, for His greater glory.

Mayte. Amen.


In the Gospel it is clearly seen who has the leading role. You are always in the second row. Praise the Lord.