The call to convert is present in Jesus’ first exhortations, “Repent and believe in the gospel.” (Mk 1:15) But it resounds even more strongly during the Lenten period.
God loved the world so much that he gave us Jesus. (Jn 3:16) Today he loves the world so much that he gives you and he gives me to be his love, his compassion, and that presence, that life of prayer, of sacrifice, of surrender to God…
Concerning “victory” understood in triumphalistic terms, Christ suggests to us a very different road that does not pass through dominance and power. Indeed, he says: “If anyone would be first, he must be last of all and servant of all” (Mk 9:35).
… In becoming flesh, the Son of God was manifested as light. (…) He became one of us, giving infinite meaning and immortality to our earthly existence. Thus, with full respect for human freedom, Christ became "lux mundi - the light of the world". He is the light that shines in the darkness (cf. Jn 1,5).
The mystery of Incarnation reveals the immeasurable immensity of God’s love for each of us and for each person, whom He created in his image and resemblance and who is called to become his son, in the beloved Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Queen of all saints, glorious Apostles and Evangelists, invincible Martyrs, generous Confessors, knowledgeable Doctors, illustrious Anchorites, devoted Monks and Priests, pure Virgins and pious women, I rejoice in the ineffable glory to which you have been raised in the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, our divine Master.
God said, Christian Couple, you are my pride and my hope. When I created the sky and the earth, and in the sky the great lamps, I saw in my creatures the vestiges of my perfection and I found that it was good. When I covered the earth with its great coat of fields and forests, I saw that it was good.
Oh You who are at home in the depth of my heart Let me join you in the depth of my heart Oh You who are at home in the depth of my heart I adore you, my God, in the depth of my heart
Lord, our God, We bless you and give you thanks, Because you made us In your likeness and resemblance: Man and woman, you created us And you invite us to live A joyful and invigorating love for each other.