On 18 and 19 September 2010 I attended the Regional Workshop Zone Sicily to the Shrine Center Mary Immaculate "Poggio San Francis (Pa). Everything has been centered on the source of Love Prayer, Communion with God and Embrace World . I have seen two large plants, placed at the entrance of the Sanctuary. I was attracted by the leaves that were popping up. Although microscopic, they had a sense. I have seen life began. As a child in the womb that is not complete but just sketched. I have seen life in miniature small. I thought the potential of a tiny creature that will grow up to bear fruit. Life is getting smaller, in order to become large, the magnitude is expressed fully and effectively in the smallness. In a shoot there is already a branch, leaves and fruit. And in the winter in an amorphous body rests, is the inherent life and the explosion of spring and summer. Everything in smallness, in weakness! What does a shoot, just a hint of life! Watching God is the process of the host I thought about the passage from Isaiah: He had no form or comeliness that we should look, feel and no beauty in him delight ( Is 53, 2 ) Yet the 'consecrated host is the bearer of life, the Giver of life itself! one little thing to the One who gives meaning to all things and calls into existence. From a few drops of wine to the Redemption of the Blood of Jesus is a miracle that expresses the method of God enter the smallness, weakness and enliven, enlivened from within, to express the beauty of beauties, the absolute magnitude. Be humble unless you change and become like children, will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. ( Mt 18, 3-4 )
Who such belongs the kingdom of God ( Lk 18, 16 ). Unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains alone, but if dies, it bears much fruit ( Jn 12, 24 ). Will I be able to recognize the seeds of life, of resurrection, the signs of the Word. Faith will help me to see in others, especially in people considered most "small" (perhaps because they lost their errors), the resources hidden in the winter of their spirit. There is, for all the possibility and the hope of spring. And death becomes the last chance to erupt in an eternal spring. is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither; succeed all his works. ( Sl 1, 3 )
The content of the verses that I read gives me the knowledge to better understand the meaning of prayer. The word makes me feel enveloped in a huge, tender love which surpasses knowledge and that I filled this mystery of God's love is so great that only God can give the possibility of a deeper understanding. St. Paul in his letter to the Ephesians 6, 18 - 20 emphasizes and encourages: " In any event, pray with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and to this end watch with all perseverance and supplication for all saints ... "Prayer is not possible without the strength that comes from Spirit and without the gift of faith and charity. So prayer is not mechanical repetition but it is communion with God and prayer and trust that I put the joy in the Lord. How annunciatines: Announcing the Word made flesh ... We come from God and to Him we return, which is the origin and purpose of life. Every human being is created in the image and likeness of God, our heart is the abode of the Most Holy Trinity.
Giuseppe Ficarra annunciatines