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Dear friend:


In this issue of Subjects·evangeli.net you will find the 2nd Part commentary of "The child Jesus lost and found in the Temple" mystery. So far, we have published:


. "The Annunciation" and / or "The Incarnation of the Son of God" (read more).

. "The Visitation of the Virgin to her cousin Elizabeth" (read more).

. "The Birth of Our Lord” (read more).

. "The finding of Jesus in the temple” (1st Part) (read more).




We were saying about  the 5th Mystery of Joy that it was the "surprise mystery": Jesus confounds everyone! We enter the core of this surprise. How did the Mother of God react?


5º) "Son, why have you treated us like this? Your father and I have been anxiously searching for you"(Lk 2,48). These words of the Virgin are of incalculable value! We feel very identified with Her (read more): Mary anxious, Mary disconcerted, Mary asking -almost complaining-, Mary delicate and also worried about her husband (Joseph was also anxious!). Why? Jesus, why? (read more).


6º) "Why were you searching for me?" (Lk 2,49). When Mary asks "why" and Jesus responds with another "why", He was actually answering like: "You have no right to ask me this question" ... Disconcerted over bewilderment! What is probably happeninig here is that we can ask God anything except the "reason" of everything. In any case, God does not act "just because", that is, arbitrarily. He has his reasons and at the same time we have to accept that "… so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts" (Is 55,9). The saints intuit those reasons, although not without praying, studying and asking ... (read more).


7º) "Didn’t you know I had to be in my Father’s house?" (Lk 2,49). Here is a strong reason, this is the point of view of the divine Son: the Father (read more). The will of the Father! "Teach us to pray" (Lk 11,1), they asked him. "You should pray: “‘Our Father (...), your will be done' (Mt 6: 9-10), He replied. Anyway, as Benedict XVI once said:" Only God is God ". (read more).


8º) "But they did not understand what he was saying to them" (Lk 2,50). Mysteries are mysteries, although with prayer, experience and time we can sometimes get into them. This is what happened to Joseph and Mary: at that moment they "did not understand". And what did they do? Still, accept, ponder ... And everything remained the same: "He went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them" (Lk 2,51). Although, in fact, not everything continued exactly the same: “His mother treasured all these things in her heart”. (Lk 2,51). Virgin Mary -together with Her husband - worked Her faith ... Thus, Mary did not ask "why" anymore: neither at the wedding at Cana in Galilee, nor at Calvary ... She accepted to be our mother without asking why! Let God be God! (read more).


Fr. Antoni Carol i Hostench

(General Coordinator of evangeli.net)

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