Cultivando nuestra devoción a la familia



Nuestra naturaleza es muy frágil. Es decir, somos como barro, pero aún así, también podemos alcanzar grandes metas si acogemos a Dios con toda nuestra mente y nuestro corazón. Así, podríamos lograr que nuestro matrimonio se glorifique en un camino como Dios lo espera y como la sociedad lo necesita. Ya que es más fácil dejarnos hacer según su voluntad, haciéndonos un sólo corazón para vivir el uno para el otro, que seguir nuestro vano y hasta cruel egoísmo.

Esto termina en una desdicha para los hijos y pone un grito de dolor en su mente y en su alma, porque muchas veces descargamos sobre ellos nuestras culpas y ambiciones no logradas, vacíos educativos de valores y virtudes, cuando tendrían que representar y ser, el fruto más bello de nuestro amor comprometido y de paternidad responsable. Ya que muchas veces ellos pagan el precio de nuestras uniones inmaduras y separaciones o divorcios injustificados.

Esto me recuerda no solo a Manuel Iceta (1), sino al Padre Henri Caffarel, quien despertó el entusiasmo de los cónyuges ante la grandeza del Sacramento del Matrimonio. Y para él ningún esfuerzo o sacrificio es demasiado grande (2).

“Los esposos son llamados a colaborar con Dios Creador y Padre. Dios que se manifiesta en ellos como el Maestro y Señor de todo lo creado. … “La vida humana es sagrada porque desde su origen, implica la acción creadora de Dios”. Por lo tanto, todo niño concebido revela un rostro único de la bondad y la acción de Dios. Es decir, El embrión, desde su concepción, es confiado a nuestra humanidad. Si su existencia, a veces herida, entra en la nuestra, es para decir: “Ámame tal como soy”. (3)

Cultivando nuestra humanidad, siendo conscientes de nuestro lugar, de nuestra dignidad y también la de los demás viviremos felices en la verdad, partiendo de la humildad. sin tener que desvirtuar nuestra autoestima. Nos ayuda a darnos cuenta de lo que somos: grandeza en el amor auténtico y pobreza, según nuestras miserias.

Ser una buena y linda vasija es en lo que nos podríamos convertir para los demás, empezando desde nuestra familia, porque todos podemos mejorar. Ya sea en actitudes, comportamientos, etc.

Pero no es educarnos desde posturas simplistas, sino de motivarnos impulsándonos y no presionándonos, porque no somos robots, hasta lograrnos personas que aman y respetan a los demás, no siendo permisivos sino con ciertos límites que respeten su libertad, capacidades y dignidad.

Como bien menciona Joseph Hoffer (4), desde una tierna devoción a la familia.



(1) Iceta, Manuel. Dejar Ser.

(2) Allemand, Jean: “Henry Caffarel: un hombre cautivo de Dios. “Tu amor sin exigencia me disminuye; tu exigencia sin amor me rebela; tu exigencia sin paciencia me desalienta; tu amor exigente me hace crecer.”  Lo cual, si nos damos cuenta, nos lleva a honrar a nuestros padres, sobretodo si nos hemos sentido amados, perdonados y hemos cultivados los dones recibidos.

(3) Fragmentos de Conferencia del Padre Alain MATTHEEUWS s.j. y de Priscilla y Jean-Louis SIMONIS en el X Encuentro Internacional de los ENS sobre el matrimonio 2006.

(4) Hoffer, Joseph. Educándonos en espíritu y en familia.

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Construyendo la familia sin egoísmos

Siempre aperturados a la vida. Los hijos son un regalo precioso de Dios. Si bien hay sacrificios… lo valen.

Lo importante es reafirmarse en el matrimonio con Dios. Donde el lecho matrimonial puede ser una ofrenda y un altar a Dios. Cuando el perdón, la ternura y la caridad siempre se encuentran en el día a día, creando un vínculo espiritual muy fuerte. Algo santo.


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Opus Dei. Enseñanzas de San Josemaría, fundador del Opus Dei, sobre la vida en familia: el amor entre los esposos, el trato con los hijos, Dios en la familia……
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Remember me







When a relationship ends, why would we refuse to leave things in the past? Either because we are hurt or injured, especially when it was a relationship that seemed to promise happiness and ended without one more day.

We could say that we refuse because we are too proud to forgive. Maybe not sincere enough and do not want to forget who we loved in many cases.

It is harder when we had to renounce this thing or that one. Sometimes there are relationships that have no future. But, it happens that when reminding someone who seems to be there always, that emerges in my mind, in my days of enthusiasm, when I was particularly happy … makes me happy. And I would also take up those days that could smile with someone who’s gone.

Feel connected with a thousand of stories to go through life. But is it good to remember? Perhaps not any good, sometimes, but … remember we are here to LIVE…and it’s true… If we think positively, life teaches us always. And especially, if it gets you to happiness in the end. then you decide to return to those special moments, that make you smile, those happy memories…


10 Mental Rules Fit Women Live By By Lisa Kallum

Attitude plays a big part to whether you thrive with your fitness goals or you fail. Here are 10 mental rules that fit women follow that helps them continue being successful in their fitness journey.

1. Shut out the noise

Shut out the constant stream of negative thoughts that runs through your mind. That mental static is your biggest obstacle – learning to filter it by focusing on positive thinking is essential to your success.

2. Maximize inner motivation

To do this you need to be absolutely clear about why you want to get fit. Figure out what’s really important to you. Do you want to lower your blood pressure? Fit into a size two? Or do you just want to feel better? Motivation that lasts can’t come from an outside source—like your doctor or a loved one who wants you to slim down. It has to come from a personal, deep-rooted desire for change.

3. Cultivate grit

Grit is the resolve and passion required on a daily basis to pursue a long-term goal. To cultivate grit, you have to commit to consistency no matter what. A fit person wakes up every day knowing she will do whatever it takes to stay on track—whether that means getting up an hour earlier to make it to the gym before work or squeezing in a power walk at lunch. The secret is focusing on the thoughts that drive and inspire you. If it helps to remind yourself how good you’ll feel post workout, for example, do that. If it motivates you to daydream about your future toned tummy, do that. Concentrate on exactly what you want to achieve and make every day count.

4. Set specific goals and strategies

The more detailed your daily goals and plans, the better. An English study on women enrolled in a weight loss program asked half of their subjects to write down their strategies for managing temptation (for example, when sugar cravings strike, I will make a cup of tea). After two months, those women had lost twice as much weight as women in a control group, who did not write their strategies down.

5. Picture your success

Close your eyes and imagine your ideal body—both what it looks like from head to toe, and how it makes you feel. Then, go shopping – if you want that body, then buy clothes that would fit if you had it. And try them on every day until they fit!

6. Plan your meals, eliminate choices

7. Do not give yourself any outsChocolate croissant or steel cut oats?

Grilled salmon or a quesadilla? When you have to make these types of dietary decisions all day long, you may end up exhausting your willpower. Planning your meals in advance, however—even just one meal per day—can make it easier (and less stressful) to eat healthy.

There are a few classics, like “If I don’t exercise at lunchtime, I’ll do it tonight” or “I’ll have ice cream today and get my diet back on track tomorrow.” Any sort of procrastination and deviation runs the risk of bumping you off course. Don’t give yourself an out, and stick to the path that leads to your goal.

8. It’s ok to give in sometimes

It’s inevitable that from time to time your healthy routine will get interrupted by forces outside your control, like when your partner proposes an impromptu date night right after you’ve bought salad ingredients. When that happens, try to go with the flow and enjoy yourself.

9. Believe it and become it

This rule is simple: If you believe you can be in amazing shape, then you’ll do things on a day-to-day basis to accomplish it. The problem is, many of us carry around defeating beliefs. When you recognize a negative thought (like, “I’m so uncoordinated”), ask yourself why you think that way. You may discover the criticism originally came from your parents, or your sibling, or a childhood buddy. Don’t give those outdated internal beliefs power. Just let them float away, like leaves that have fallen into a river (much easier to say and write it than done) You have control over your thoughts – they don’t have control over you.

10. Enjoy milestones, jump for joy

Celebrate milestones. If you don’t appreciate your successes along the way, you risk becoming emotionally numb, nonreactive.. But giving yourself regular (healthy!) rewards (like a massage, for example), provides a little “added oomph” to keep going and push yourself even harder in the long run.