Only God !
Rome, 22 January 2021
On the Feast of St. Vincent Pallotti, I would like to express my wish that all of us would become mirrors reflecting Pallotti's character and his way of life. This means that we, with the help of God's grace:
▪ throughout our lives and in the apostolate constantly - strive for holiness,
▪ recognize and believe in God’s infinite love and mercy,
▪ become apostles in imitation of Jesus, the Apostle of the Eternal Father,
▪ in Mary, the Queen of Apostles, we see the most effective example and the most perfect model of our life and apostolate;
Epiphany was for St. Vincent Pallotti, one of the most important events of the Gospel, around which since 1836 he built a liturgical feast in the streets of Rome with great impetus. What would he wish for us today, being on the threshold of the third decade of the 21st century, when the world is marked by a variety of opposing ideas?
Maybe he would say this:
May the Lord go along in our midst. Ex 34: 9
During the Advent Liturgy, we hear the cry of Marana tha! Come Lord Jesus! This year, longing for God is a cry for help, facing problems that have stopped almost the whole world. The Scriptures say, like e.g. in the parable of the ten virgins that Jesus, the Bridegroom, comes in the middle of the night. The Book of Wisdom also teaches us: "When peaceful silence lay over all, and night had run the half of her swift course, down from the heavens, from the royal throne, leapt your all-powerful Word like a pitiless warrior into the heart of a land doomed to destruction, carrying your unambiguous command like a sharp sword" (Wisdom 18 , 14-15).