Holy Family Sunday
Inspired by today's word of God in the celebration of the Holy Family, raises the subject of fidelity in our daily lives. By fidelity we mean, fidelity to ourselves, allegiance to the ideals and values adopted, the provisions and obligations, faithfulness in mutual relations and finally--faithfulness to God and His word. It seems that being faithful today is difficult, especially faithfulness to the end.
Often the situation today is that many young people do not want to accept the sacrament of marriage because they feel that the vow of fidelity is beyond their capabilities. They often say that they vow to love, but they cannot take the vow of fidelity. This is not only a problem for young people who, after the "honeymoon" is over, are quickly discouraged. It is difficult sometimes for all of us to persevere in fidelity.
Meanwhile, many times we have heard: "He who endures to the end will be saved." Fidelity and perseverance go hand in hand. Fidelity only makes sense when it is persevering to the end.
A great example of persevering fidelity is Mary and Joseph, but also Simeon. How many times did their ideals also undergo a demonstration of faith. How many times did Mary and Joseph, as far as we can tell, not have the strength nor reasons to start again? To re-trust and remain true to themselves and to God?
We are certain they persevered because they were close to God and they were wise mortals. And as well, Scripture says, "wise" is one, who is faithful and persevering. And this is not the wisdom of this world, in which losing fidelity and perseverance is quick and easy success. This can also be said today, about faithfulness to God. Experiencing the great mystery of the Incarnation of the son of God is a good opportunity for this. That is, the Child is born to help us discover the truth about God who is faithful to His love and His promises to the end. While we lack fidelity and perseverance, He remains faithful forever and permanently.
Therefore, starting with faith in the incarnate Son of God born in a manager, to celebrate this Christmas and Happy New Year 2015, I would like to wish the Lord's great hope and trust in the Lord, who is faithful and never disappoints. Let the adoption of God in Jesus Christ come into our hearts,to our families and to our whole life and allow us to persevere to the end in what is true and good.