As to the Lord, Reflection for Marriage, John 16:23b-28

From the Gospel according to John
Jn 16:23b-28

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.
Until now you have not asked anything in my name;
ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.

“I have told you this in figures of speech.
The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures
but I will tell you clearly about the Father.
On that day you will ask in my name,
and I do not tell you that I will ask the Father for you.
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me
and have come to believe that I came from God.
I came from the Father and have come into the world.
Now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.”

Word of the Lord.

As to the Lord.

The great saints agree that when one fully surrenders to the Lord, He fully surrenders to them.
Whoever loves Him is loved by the Father and asks in the name of the Lord because they ask for what the Lord wants, and the Father gives them everything. Everything!

Applied to Married Life:

Jaime: It’s so hard for me to be faithful to the consecration we made to the Sacred Heart of Jesus… Especially when it comes to everything related to losing honor.
Mercedes: It’s not easy at all, but on the other hand, we do like the consequences of having consecrated ourselves later. Then we ask and ask because we need inner peace, we need joy, and above all, we need love.
Jaime: Sometimes I think it’s a matter of patience. If I now give everything the Lord asks of me and wait, the Lord will eventually give Himself to me, and there’s nothing better or more desirable.
Mercedes: That’s right. Let’s surrender to each other as to the Lord and patiently wait for the Lord to fulfill His promise. Sound good?
Jaime: Sounds great. Let’s encourage each other. Okay?


You certainly knew how to consecrate yourself to the Lord, and the Lord surrendered to you! And in what a way! You are our model. Thank you, Blessed Mother.

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