Having our loins girded, therefore,
with faith and the performance of good works,
let us walk in His paths
by the guidance of the Gospel,
that we may deserve to see Him
who has called us to His kingdom.
To realize one’s desire for life, one needs to make oneself small and a servant, becoming capable of welcoming the other person in need.
The work of faith is following: confessing Jesus means following him on the way of the Cross, which manifests the truth of love as a gift of oneself.
By ordering Effatà to the deaf-mute, Jesus opens his entire life to a true word, which matures in listening and knows how to say good, wherever it flourishes.
We fall into idolatry every time we separate the heart from the hands, the Word from life, the face of God from that of orphans and widows.
Only by remaining in the personal relationship with Jesus, as Peter does, by calling him “you”, can we accept his word as the word of life.