The encounter of
the other leads to something beyond...
Further than the
original desire, appears through the wait, patience and distance. Far
from a quick experience, through the grace of gift, trying to go
beyond myself to the other, at an infinite distance of me, to pour
myself to welcome someone else in her/his humanity.
Then God reveals
naturally inside us. Because, there again, God is present first. The
one that gave first and waits no return except inside ourselves, the
hope of love. God image of freedom and love. We are invited to
discover the existence of this other who pre-exists to our desire and
who receives Love. Then, going further the human approach, the
conjugal love includes itself in another dimension, vaster still,
this of sacramental marriage. A God present who purifies our look and
leaves us open to the work of the Spirit, Charity and Hope. We can
then take notice that human bound is written in a wider alliance. It
is sign of an eternal love between Christ and its Church
What says the church
We have interviewed a catholic priest,
father Michel Meunier, of Paris.
- This is
called the discovery of God, the faith in God. We see more
and more adults walking to find God at the time of the
preparation of their marriage, often due to one of them and
mostly because their feeling of love makes us discover
something different, external, like a gift
in the Church means to make the link, link Gods creation to
the couple, a family, creation of God. This creation is
love. He creates us by love
and for love. He made us on His image for love and to give
life. His love is based on confidence and freedom. It gives
man to woman and reciprocally. He proposes to live with Him
an everlasting alliance : I shall be your God and you will
be my people...
wedding is to construct his couple with Christ : Desire to
love as He loved us, up to giving His life to show its love.
To do this, to count on his force and grace and not on our
own ! The good news of Gospel is there. God in His love
wants to renew our heart and open us to a new Spirit ! He is
with us daily. We only have to open our door.
does it change for others ?
couple, they look forward to love as God loves them. With
great respect, independance of the other, they refuse
possession or domination of other.