In homily given on May 21, 2006, the founder of the Heralds of the Gospel, Monsignor John Scognamiglio Clá Dias, EP, demonstrates how the mandate to love each other is an order of God, not just a council… For the love that God has to us must be represented, mirrored, in family relationships, parents with children, and children with parents, following mary's example.
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Following the very words of Monsignor John Clá:
Our Lord tells us here, "Love one another as I have loved you."
And the mother's love is a love that, when he is holy, is God's love represented in human nature. The most, the pinnacle of this love that God sends us… Because He doesn't tell us that he advises that we love each other, he doesn't say he suggests… He says that He commandes, it is an order: "This is my Commandment: Love one another as I have loved you!". And this passage ends, He saying, "I order you, Love one another as I have loved you." We need to love each other like He loved us.
And then we have God giving us an extraordinary example of love that we must have for others, which mothers must have for their children, that fathers must have for their children, which parents must have for their families, that we must all have for our families. We must have a love that is the love of wishing, to the bottom of the soul, all good for those who are ours, all good for those who are close to us, all good for those who come soon after the next; we must wish good for all.
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And she's the extraordinary example of mother to us. Mother like She there was, there is, nor will there be, because She is the most example of mothers. Therefore, in this detachment she had in relation to the Son, and in this worship, because only in her fit these extremes so extraordinary, because She loved even worship, and She completely detachment from the Son, only She.
Now, mothers can give their children a stupendous life called: eternal life, life of happiness, life of coexistence with God, life of contemplation, divine life, life of eternal joy, eternal pleasure in living with God. And this is made by moving the children in the right way of virtue, on the right path of religion, on the right path of the Church.
May they be happy in conducting their children's education, happy in this sense: that they can give their children much more than physical well-being, much more than money, much more than physical and material happiness, that all mothers here can give their children and their children daughters much more than that, give happy eternity. And that's what I also wish for each parent for each of the mothers: a happy eternity. An eternity where they feel in the depths of the soul how much they are loved by God.
Homily excerpts from May 21, 2006.