It’s all about the love

25 November 2023

  The final examination focuses on love, on the concreteness of life, starting from its simplest and most everyday gestures: I was hungry, I was thirsty…Not heroic gestures, therefore, not gestures alien to everyday life, and not even flashy gestures. But the beautiful thing that emerges from the Gospel on the Solemnity of Christ the King of the Universe is that Jesus is not only  the God with us  until the end of the world, but he becomes the God in us, beginning with the little ones: he comes to identify himself with the needy, with every little one in the Gospel.  with every persecuted person (cf. Acts 9:4: “Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?”). Every gesture of love, therefore, is a gesture made “with Jesus”, because he is in his company; “like Jesus,” because we learned it from the Gospel; but also “to Jesus”, because every time a gesture of love was made, it was done “to Him“.

We, the Claretian missionaries and those of us who walk together, renew our commitment to bring the gestures and words of Jesus closer to those who live in the existential peripheries.

During these days, the text “María Antonia París, friend and companion in the journey” is being distributed.