In the quiet of our hearts. Reflection for Marriages, John 7:40-53

Gospel of the day

From the Gospel according to John
Jn 7:40-53

Some in the crowd who heard these words of Jesus said,
“This is truly the Prophet.”
Others said, “This is the Christ.”
But others said, “The Christ will not come from Galilee, will he?
Does not Scripture say that the Christ will be of David’s family
and come from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?”
So a division occurred in the crowd because of him.
Some of them even wanted to arrest him,
but no one laid hands on him.

So the guards went to the chief priests and Pharisees,
who asked them, “Why did you not bring him?”
The guards answered, “Never before has anyone spoken like this man.”
So the Pharisees answered them, “Have you also been deceived?
Have any of the authorities or the Pharisees believed in him?
But this crowd, which does not know the law, is accursed.”
Nicodemus, one of their members who had come to him earlier, said to them,
“Does our law condemn a man before it first hears him
and finds out what he is doing?”
They answered and said to him,
“You are not from Galilee also, are you?
Look and see that no prophet arises from Galilee.”
Then each went to his own house.

The word of the Lord

In the quiet of our hearts.

Despite our efforts, we cannot truly know the Lord through our own means, no matter how much we study or try. Sometimes, we may think that we can only gain insights through striving hard in prayer. However, this is not the case. We come to understand the Lord in the silent depths of prayer, where He reveals Himself to us intimately.

Applied to Marriage life:

Miryam: I appreciate your efforts to understand me better, but sharing my feelings won’t necessarily help you truly know me. My emotions are fleeting; they change from day to day.
Tom: I try to listen and understand your emotions, but sometimes I struggle. No matter how hard I try, I can’t seem to make you feel supported by me.
Miryam: It is God who reveals my true identity, and He will also reveal it to you through our shared prayer. With Him, you’ll not only understand who I am now, but also who I’m meant to become.
Tom: I see. In prayer, we not only encounter God and His mys Mother teries but also discover more about ourselves. Let’s pray together.


We are grateful to God for allowing us to share in His intimacy and mystery.

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