Dear friends let us come into the presence of God with all that we are and

all that we go through at this moment… believe that the love of God is enveloping you at this moment…

become still and let the peace of God fill you.

‘I want more’ : let these words resound within us:

‘I want more’: three simple words, but they are like the fire in the ashes…

if we would stop wishing and desiring something beautiful, new and meaningful in and for life,

there will no more be a real progress. This desiring is like a spark that burns

within the heart of every person, something that makes life to blossom in all its beauty.

However, we should never forget that someone else has uttered these words before us. It is the Lord!

About this the whole Bible speaks. Let us try to listen to God the lover of life,

who invites us to do the same so that his dream for a better world be realized.

God saw that the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep,

and said: I want more, and so began his creative act: behold the creation in all its splendor

and the man at its center.

Then God saw that man was alone, and said: I want more

’I will make him a helper as his partner’ (Gen 2:18): he fashioned the woman

who together with man formed the first family… God wished them to be fruitful..

Nevertheless, they by their disobedience opposed the desire of God and fell into ‘slavery’.

But God did not turn his face away from them but desired to free them (Ex 3:7-8)…

He even willed to enter into a covenant with them to make them his beloved people. (Ex 19:4-6).

In spite of the repeated infidelity of his people, the Lord never tires… (Hosea 11:1-4, 7-9);

He always searches for new ways to reach them with love and mercy…(music)

He was neither contented with sending his messengers… wanted to do more…

wanted to be close to us, so he pitched his dwelling among us… became a man like us (Jn 1:14).

In fact, God so loved the world that he gave his only Son Jesus (Gv 3:16),

to make all of us his sons in the Son.

Moreover, Jesus, for his part, having loved his own who were in the world, loved them to the end (Jn 13:1),

accepting to die on the cross. In fact, he had said: No one has greater love than this,

to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (Jn 15:13),

and he died for us when we were still sinners… (Rom 5:8). 

For this reason, the Cross of Christ narrates the deepest ‘wish’ of God that surpasses

our every expectation and continues in time as the sign of a love that is

greater than what we can ever imagine.

In front of this love, what is my/our response? Do I also wish more; to do more in my life?

In silence, let us search the response that our heart inspires.

                                                                                                                                                                                – Sr ANGELINE SCCG

 

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