Signs of those who believe. Reflection for marriages Mk: 16, 15-20


Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.

From the Gospel according to Mark. Mk. 16,15-20.

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

After the Lord Jesus had spoken to them, he was taken up into heaven and he sat at the right hand of God. Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs that accompanied it.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Signs of those who believe.

Let’s talk today about those signs that accompany those who believe. To do this, we suggest some marital scenarios.

Applied to married life:

Casting out demons (Authority against evil): Several things have happened that have made him lose his patience. She decides to rescue him in the name of Jesus. She withstands the storm because he says harsh things to her. However she knows that when she hugs him he calms down and therefore as soon as she has the opportunity, she hugs him and says, “Come on darling, I love you so much.” And she kisses him. He, surrounded by her love, melts and asks for forgiveness.

Speaking in tongues: Lou comes hurt because her sister-in-law has said very harsh things to her. Her husband knows that his mission is to make her feel heard, understood, and accompanied in her suffering. She says harsh things about her husband’s sister, but he does not judge his wife or defend his sister. He simply listens and delves into his wife’s pain. He tells her how much he understands her pain. In the end, he doesn’t offer her any solution, but she has been comfortable with him and felt loved. After the ordeal, he encourages her to offer her suffering like Christ. This is speaking the language of God.

Taking snakes in one’s hands (overcoming temptations): She is very tired, there are things to do, and he doesn’t seem very active. Thoughts like “I never get a break,” “I have to do everything” come to her inmediately. But she decides to serve with love, in the name of the Lord, who also came to serve and not to be served. And also, to do it with joy, for the opportunity to join the Lord in this. Glory to God! Her heart shouts.

Drinking poison and not dying (not being affected by criticism): Two spouses have different opinions and end up arguing. He says that everything bothers her and that she doesn’t accept others thinking differently. In these situations, she used to feel despised and found it hard to forgive her husband. This time, she decides not to give relevance to those words. Surely the Lord wouldn’t have held it against her in a similar situation. So, she forgives him, and they both continue to have a pleasant day together. There will be times when they are able to share their differences without arguing.

Laying hands on the sick and having them healed: two spouses suffer because they believe they are incompatible. Another couple who have discovered the love of God come to their aid. They talk to them about the beauty of marriage. They explained that they haven’t learned to love each other and that is something that needs to be learned, that Mary wants to help them, that Christ is in the midst and will perform the miracle. That wounded couple fills with hope and decides to start again and fight for their marriage and their family, their great treasure.

Holy Spirit,

Come to our marriage. Give us the strength to love each other despite the circumstances; give us the guidance to discern in complicated situations; give us the wisdom of God to look at our relationship from His Truth; give us the intelligence to understand the Truth of the mystery of our sacrament. Give us the knowledge to value our spouse as a child of God; the piety to open ourselves to the tenderness of the Father and towards our spouse; and the fear of God, the fear of offending Him and the desire to remain in His love. Holy Spirit, transform our marriage. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.

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