“Humanity can speak words that touch the heart, like God” – Bishop Mario Grech

Gozo’s Bishop Mgr. Mario Grech stressed that when humanity’s language matches that of God, when humans speak words that touch the heart, it is a truly marvellous thing. He said this during a homily in the Sanctuary of St. Lazarus in Bethany, last Sunday.

He referred to Judas’s reaction when Mary, Lazarus’s brother, poured expensive perfume on the Lord and wiped his feet with her hair, six day before Easter, when he visited her in Bethany. The Bishop remarked that Judas could not comprehend this action, and said that the perfume could have been sold to help the poor. Mgr Grech explained that Judas understood only the value of money, and not the value of Mary’s actions. Mary here spoke Jesus’s language with her act of love.

During the homily, the Bishop remarked that many allow others to break them apart, yet  they forgive and continue to love them. Through this, their actions shine through and show humanity’s beauty. The Bishop also referred to Pope Francis’s discourse about the poor, those who constitute Jesus’s flesh, and yet who struggle to live, and have dirty feet.