Just yesterday. Reflection for marriages. Luke, 4:16-21

God´s Spirit is upon me; because he anointed me.
From the Gospel according to Luke, 4:16-21.

He came to Nazareth where he had been raised. As he always did on the Sabbath, he went to the Synagoge. When he stood up to read, he was handed the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Unrolling the scroll he found the place where it was written: “God´s Spirit is upon me; because he anointed me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, sent me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set the burdened and battered free, to announce: This is God´s time to shine.”
He rolled up the scroll, handed i back to the assistant and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagoge were fixed on him. Then he said: “Today´s scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing”.
The Gospel of the Lord.

Just yesterday.

700 years later, the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled. It is God’s timing. And we, being impatient, seek conversion and strive for holiness only after 20 or 30 years. What are 700 years compared to eternity? They are just, yesterday. Therefore, let us allow God to be God and let His plan unfold in His time, without too many demands from our part.

Applied to Married Life:

Ali: Peter, I was feeling distressed because I didn’t see sufficient progress in our Marriage, and reading today’s Gospel, I realized I’m a bit impatient. I often pray in the Lord’s Prayer for His will to be done, but then I hurry things along. 

Peter: Well, it’s normal to yearn for union with Him and communion with me. I think it’s good that we desire it, and perhaps what’s not so good is when we complain or become desperate because the process isn’t faster. 

Ali: It’s clear that God has chosen the process to be slow. I’m sorry for blaming you for it to be slow. Will you forgive me? 

Peter: I forgive you. I ask for your forgiveness too because sometimes impatience gets the better of me. But I love you just the way you are. 

Ali: I forgive you.


The Lord has given us plenty. We should not demand more than what we have received, as Adam and Eve did in Paradise. We ask the Lord for His will to be fulfill when His Majesty determines. Amen.

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