Reflection on reading of the Day “You are the Bride of God”

This word of the LORD came to me:
Go, cry out this message for Jerusalem to hear!

I remember the devotion of your youth,
how you loved me as a bride,
Following me in the desert,
in a land unsown.
Sacred to the LORD was Israel,
the first fruits of his harvest;
Should any presume to partake of them,
evil would befall them, says the LORD.

When I brought you into the garden land
to eat its goodly fruits,
You entered and defiled my land,
you made my heritage loathsome.
The priests asked not,
“Where is the LORD?”
Those who dealt with the law knew me not:
the shepherds rebelled against me.
The prophets prophesied by Baal,
and went after useless idols.

Be amazed at this, O heavens,
and shudder with sheer horror, says the LORD.
Two evils have my people done:
they have forsaken me, the source of living waters;
They have dug themselves cisterns,
broken cisterns, that hold no water. (Jer 2:1-3,7-8, 12-13)

John Paul 11 wrote in ‘Mulieris Dignitatem’ “With the Eucharist we find ourselves at the very heart of the Paschal Mystery, which completely reveals the spousal love of God. Christ is the Bridegroom because, ‘he has given himself’: his body has been ‘given’ his blood has been ‘poured out.’ (Luk 22:19-20) In this way ‘he loved them to the end.’ (John 13:1) The ‘sincere gift’ contained in the Sacrifice of the Cross gives definitive prominence to the spousal meaning of God’s love…The Eucharist is the Sacrament of the Bridegroom and the Bride.”

We are the bride of God. Jesus is the groom. The angels are the best men and matrons of honors. The vocation of the angels is to bring his bride to the wedding where and when we are joined a to Jesus the groom.
Pray to the angels to bring you to Jesus the groom so that you can be one flesh and spirit with Jesus.


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