Today so many people are afraid of making definitive decisions. But if, instead, love is a relationship, then it is a reality that grows, and we can also say by way of example that it is built up like a home. To build something here means to foster and aid growth.
One boy said to his bishop: “I want to become a priest, but only for ten years”. But that is a general fear that comes from our culture. Today everything changes so quickly, nothing lasts long. Dear engaged couples, you are preparing to grow together, to build this home, to live together forever.
The more you trust in him, the more your love will be “forever”, able to be renewed, and it will conquer every difficulty. for if you let the day end without making peace, the next day what is inside of you is cold and hardened and it is even more difficult to make peace.
And the prayer: can we practice to see if we know how to say it? Teach us to love one another, to will good to the other! You need to know how to say thank you in order to go forward in a good way together in married life. Marriage is also an everyday task, I could say a craftsman’s task, a goldsmith’s work, because the husband has the duty of making the wife more of a woman and the wife has the duty of making the husband more of a man. Helen has been linked to devotion to the Holy Cross.To stay together and to know how to love one another forever is the challenge for Christian couples.What comes to mind is the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves: for you too, the Lord can multiply your love and give it to you fresh and good each day. He gives you the love that stands at the foundation of your union and each day he renews and strengthens it.For, dear engaged couples, “forever” is not only a question of duration!