A vital commitment
Sharing our agreement and our life
makes us completely free
to love everyone
with undivided heart, like Jesus.
In our community,
we try to never be completely dependent
on the others mood,
but only on the love of God.
Any other dependence
limits us and makes us sad,
while freedom of heart makes our life happier
and motivates us to freely help whoever is in need.
We only depend on the love of God,
because He teaches us to love
without expecting anything in return,
but the joy of making someone else happy.
Sadness and fear
afflict also many people
who decide to share their lives.
Saying “yes” to God
and then turning back is not enough.
Embracing love is necessary,
because it flourishes every day.
Our commitment is real only when it gives life,
like a new and continuous creation.
It is complete when it goes beyond its own limits
and helps us giving a new meaning to our life.
Our commitment challenges us every day,
so that pride does not harden us
does not take over.
I hope everyone commits to understand
if they are doing good
or spreading fear.
If we ask God understanding,
will become able to understand.
When we cultivate goodwill, we change,
gave us this certainty.
Our commitment is real when it pushes others to commit too,
when it turns into something good
for those who surround us.
Our commitment is real when it contributes to spread hope and joy,
but we should be serious enough,
strict and ironic enough
to understand what it is for.
Commitment is real when we say “Here I am”, like Mary did.
Always, in every moment,
this commitment unites us
to the love of God and puts us at the service of others.
«In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favour with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.” “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.”» (Luke 1, 26-38)