“People came to Jesus and objected, ‘Why do the disciples of John and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?’ Jesus answered them, ‘Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them they cannot fast. But the days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast on that day.’” (MK 18: 20)
We have days of comfort and distress. We have better and worst days. It is normal in every relationship, in every person’s life. What is important is to be flexible and faithful at the same moment; faithful to our vocation, to our spouses, and flexible with our actions. We want to be faithful to our daily 20 minutes ritual, but sometimes this 20 minutes sounds like 100 years or eternity. Maybe it would be easier to go outside for a walk because we had a very difficult day, or go outside for a very fast walk to leave stress behind us, or together do the laundry/washing dishes because while we are not in a mood to speak, we still want to be close to each other. And sometimes we can talk and be close for more than 20 minutes – so united and so close – and this 20 minutes can seem like only 1 minute.
“The word of God is living and effective, able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.” (Gospel Acclamation)
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