I love you

I love you

Welcome here for the wedding party of Rebecca and Theodoor. In l981 I write in my diary : Theodoor can  count till 20, his fantasy is marverllous. He spits out chewing gum. He said :it is shit of birds, Theodoor  likes to sleep in the bed of his parents. He is afraid of ghosts, thiefs and  rascals. He was ever angry, he answered:  I  GO TO  AMERICA. He was still angry but he went to the USA for the wedding party; his marriage with Rebecca. She is a clever woman who  can give in discussions about difficult issues  very beautiful  cultural .anthropological answers……………………….Dear Rebecca and Theodoor, Dear  parents, family members and friends.
I love you, that is a condition for a marriage. But what  is the meaning of love?Love is a  stream of deep feelings, that have a comfortable security effect. Love means that you(both  partners in a marriage) belong to each  other. You can melt together .It can change the way of experiencing the reality and perspective of the world. In a marriage you can tie the best parts of human belief and experience. Family and friends are the witnesses. They give support. Marriage is not necessary You do’nt need a marriage for your life.You can live alone. But both partners can find out that you can become a better persoon with the other partner. A marriage is not bad for your  identity if you know that the other partner is so important in your life that he or she can not  separate from your own identity. You can make better the world with your partner. Rebecca and Theodoor have choosen Bonhoeffer as guide. Bonhoeffer aws reverend during the time of the second world war. He was anti-Hitler and was participating in a attempted murder  against Hitler. The attempt was failing, They put him in prison. Bonhoeffer becomes famous by his letters which he writes in prison. In l945 he was hanged. In his prisonletters he has developed a new theology for the future. In the relationship with  God we have expectations.We find the realized expectation in the man of
Nazareth:Jesus  Christ. The revelation of God occures in humanity.It is the main point in christianity :God bacame human. The word of God bacame flesh. We speak sometimes about the transcendence of God. What is this transcendence in reality.It is Jesus Christ who was man for onthers. Jesus Christ was coming in the world to serve the neighbour. The  neighbour with whom Jesus Christ identifies himself is the  transcendence of God. God is in Jesus Christ who is the man for others. Belief in God means that you participate in the life of Jesus Christ who was coming to serve.The God of Jesus Christ is a God  of mercy. He is powerless in his world. In Jesus Christ he was crucified. There fore God is a silent intuition. It is better to keep silent about God in our world. You can find him in your neighbour. Rebecca saw  in a village in
North Mosambique a man in one of the small beautiful houses. He was reading the Koran .This man was reading and understanding the Word of God. This man was also an silent intuition of God. We meet with God in this man, our  neighbour. The wisdom of God is a mystery. Nobody can understand this mystery. Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor hasit so much dawned  on man, what God has prepared for those who love him. God has revealed his wisdom through the Spirit in Jesus  Christ  who was the man for others. This mystery is important for Rebecca and Theodoor.  Lack of mystery means decay and impoverishment for  us. By honouring mystery we keep within us some of the child we used to be. Children keep their eyes wide open, wide awake, because they know that they are   surrounded by mystery. We do away with mystery because we sense that it takes us to the limits of   our existence. We want to master everything and have it  to our disposal. We will only take  the world seriously to the extent to which it can be calculated and exploited. We will never look for what is behind the world  of  calculation. To live without mystery means not to see the most important things that happen in life. The greatest mystery is not the most distant star but rather our neighbour, The very deepest mystery is when two persons grow so close to each other that they love each other. The more they love each other and know about each other through love, the more they realize the mystery of their love. Love is a mystery. We can not calculate or explain it. You can serve your  partner and experience the love. In fact it is the experience of the transcendence of God who is mercyfull as a mother for her child. I hope that God bless you with his power that can give the possibility to cherish this mystery. Amen

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