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Our Lady in Garabandal told us at the end of the second message to "meditate on the Passion of Jesus." We may have often reflected on these words, but have we reflected on them enough? We should always keep this mystery of love before our eyes. Too often our hearts are busy with so many other things.

I once read that "the enemies of Love are loves.” "Loves" are all those worldly loves that are not ordered to God. St. Ignatius says that we can use things as long as they bring us closer to God. If there is something that I hear, see, say, etc., that does not bring me closer to God but rather distances me, I should ask myself if it is correct. And if it isn’t, I have to leave it or change it. Lent is a time to reflect on whether these "loves" are in my heart and take them away in order to fill myself with true Love: God's Love.

We see the immense love of God in the mystery of the Passion, death and resurrection of Our Lord Jesus Christ. "God so loved the world that he gave his only Son" (Jn 3:16). The fact that we have experienced this great love of God should be noticed. Even in such a way that in passing by, others will be able to recognize in us someone who is immersed in God's love.

If Our Lady has asked us to meditate on the Passion, it is because She knows that it would do us good. It does us good because it makes us consider the immensity of God's love; it does us good because, when we consider it, we see our poverty and misery and this leads us to conversion. It does us good because it makes us willing to imitate Jesus and also to want to give our lives. Finally, it would do us good if we take this request of Our Mother seriously, set our eyes on Christ Crucified, and open ourselves to true Love: He who gave Himself for each one of us.




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