1. The Baptism of Jesus
LOVE makes all things new.
I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit. Mk 1,8
In my baptism I received the germ of a new life. I became anew creature who ages no longer, because the life of this new creature is divine: a life that is all love. For God is love (1 Jn 4,8b.16b).
O Jesus, renew us by your Spirit. Let us become people of love.
Come, Holy Spirit, you who are eternal youth. You are the love, the new spirit, the new heart, which has promised us he to whom we pray with confidence: Our Father...
2. The Wedding of Cana
Love wants to rejoice
This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee and manifested his glory; and his disciples believed in him. Jn 2,11
The first sign of his glory was the transformation of water into wine. Therefore the sign God used to reveal his glory was something that was intended for the JOY of man.
The glory of God is love. Love wants to bring joy. It is the JOY that leads to a belief in a God who is LOVE. Mary, the handmaid of the Lord, engages herself for the JOY of men, because GOD IS JOY.
O Mary, we thank you for your courage, your confidence, your faith in God's love. Like God, you too, want to be nothing but the cause of our JOY. Obtain for us the grace that we too become servants of JOY and in this way credible witnesses for a God who is love. This we ask with you from Jesus by praying to him who is the source of all happiness: Our Father…
3. The proclamation of the Kingdom of God
The Kingdom of God is a kingdom of filial love.
Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Mt 18,3
To become like children does not mean to be become childish, but childlike.
It's about to become like children: to live the moment, to be unsuspecting, not calculating, give yourself as you are in fact: little, weak, dependent on others, not complicated, trusting, open, able to marvel and needing love.
In order to get the heart of a child we let’s pray to whom whose beloved children we are: Our Father...
4. The Transfiguration
And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as light. Mt 17,2
The darks and nights of ignorance, suffering and sin go over. For those who have believed in LOVE and opened to it, all ends in the glory, in the light and the bliss of LOVE.
Let’s not be frightened or paralyzed by what seems negative. God allows evil only if thereby a greater good is possible.
That we keep our eyes focused on the risen Jesus and become beams for others, let’s turn to the one who will transfigure us too and pray in joyful hope: Our Father...
5. The institution of the Eucharist
Love wants to unite
I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. (...) And he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying: This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in memory of me! Lk 22, 15.19
Jesus, you have instituted the Eucharist that we never forget what you have done by love for us: You have accomplished the greatest act of love by giving your life for us on the cross.
But not enough: you want to unite all with us. In every Eucharist communion you want to widen our heart to the dimensions of your own Heart which embraces each human being, every creature in the same love. You want us to love like you and in you. Communicating in your love, we shall be able to pardon, to repay evil with good, even to defeat our death by transforming it into a love offering for the salvation of the world. You say: I am the bread prepared to strengthen you. The one who eats it cannot be afraid to die. Jesus, how wonderful! How can I give thanks to you for this sacrament of love! May my whole life become "Eucharist", "thanksgiving" a hymn of praise, an ongoing Magnificat with Mary: Magnificat! on waking. Magnificat! before any work. Magnificat! before each meeting. Magnificat! in joy and sorrow. Magnificat! in the evening. Magnificat! when I wake up at night. Magnificat! always and everywhere - to the praise of our Father, to whom we owe this heavenly bread of life.