Friday 12 December 2014

La Guadalupana

Filiberto Gonsalez, our councillor for communication, gave a splendid homily on Our Lady of Guadalupe this morning. The more I hear, the more I marvel at this apparition of Our Lady: the wonderful compassion and wisdom of God that chose to bypass the highways of power and authority, political as well as religious, and to appear to someone on the underside of history, the subaltern, Juan Diegito. "In a country where so many of us have mothers without fathers, God in his compassion chose to send us a Mother," Felipe Plascencia said so many years ago in a homily here in Rome, Testaccio.

Filiberto was talking about singing and dancing to the different drum that is the music of God: "ballare e cantare al ritmo del amore misericordioso di Dio." I would add: ballare e anche piangere. Jesus talks of both. 

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