Hope sounds in Mexico- BXVI
We are witnesses of two historic moments in the configuration of the Mexican State. For one thing the Pope Benedict XVI was received as Head of the Vatican State during his official visit to Mexico, and second, the Senate approved the amendment of the Mexican Constitution, which states that our country is a “secular republic” (Art 24 and 40 Mexican Constitution, 29 March 2012).
Even if Mexico is a Catholic country, sadly, there is contraction in our laws that promote secularism; the cause came from our History. There was a mason influence in the creation of religious federal laws in 1855-1859 (before it was out our actual Constitution).
During the visit of the Pope to Mexico from 23-26 of march 2012 he was received by the President of Mexico, Felipe Calderon, and his wife, Margarita Zavala. Mexico is in period of elections, so there were present also the three candidates to the Mexican Republic.
In this period of Holly days in the expo Bicentenary Park, Leon Guanajuato, Mexico, at the Sunday Holly Mass in front of 640, 000 people his message was a hope for all the Catholic Community: “…The desire for a heart that would be pure, sincere, humble, acceptable to God was very much felt by Israel as it became aware of the persistence in its midst of evil and sin as a power, practically implacable and impossible to overcome. There was nothing left but to trust in God’s mercy and in the hope that he would change from within, from the heart, an unbearable, dark and hopeless situation. In this way recourse gained ground to the infinite mercy of the Lord who does not wish the sinner to die but to convert and live (cf. Ez 33:11). A pure heart, a new heart, is one which recognizes that, of itself, it is impotent and places itself in God’s hands so as to continue hoping in his promises. Then the psalmist can say to the Lord with conviction: “Sinners will return to you” (Ps 50:15). And towards the end of the psalm he will give an explanation which is at the same time a firm conviction of faith: “A humble, contrite heart you will not spurn…”