TO UNDERSTAND THE WHY OF THE UNION.
"The Greek words of the New Testament for" anointing "are Greek , meaning" anointing or rubbing with oil "and, by implication," consecrating for a trade or religious service "; and aleipho , which means "to anoint." In biblical times, people were anointed with oil to signify the blessing of God or the call of God to the life of that person ( Exodus 29: 7 , Exodus 40: 9 , 2 Kings 9 : 6 , Ecclesiastes 9: 8 , James 5:14). A person was anointed for a special purpose - to be a king, a prophet, a builder, etc. There is nothing wrong with anointing a person with oil today. We just have to make sure that the purpose of the anointing is in accordance with the Scriptures. The anointing should not be seen as a "magic potion." The oil itself has no power. It is only God Who can anoint a person for a specific purpose. If we use oil, it's just a symbol of what God is doing. " (See https://www.gotquestions.org/Espanol/ungido-uncion.html)
Another meaning of the word anointed is "chosen." The Bible says that Jesus Christ was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit to preach the Good News and to release those who had been captivated by sin ( Luke 4: 18-19 ; Acts 10:38 ). After Christ left the earth, He gave us the gift of the Holy Spirit ( John 14:16 ). Now all Christians are anointed, chosen for a specific purpose - to promote the Kingdom of God ( 1 John 2:20 ). "And he who confirms us with you in Christ, and he who anointed us, is God, who has also sealed us and given us the indwelling of the Spirit in our hearts" ( 2 Corinthians 1: 21-22 ).
We wanted to anoint Cecilia, giving thanks to the Divine Essence for her life, shared in her family, in her Congregation and especially with those people who, because of their poverty, have been marginalized, ignored, persecuted, disappeared and killed in the climate lived for 50 years in our country.
In a small community, we have met with her, to do meditation. A meditation that turned all the way to Peace for Colombia, in order to remain committed and united in the process of Truth, Forgiveness and Reconciliation, in which we are implied by our Baptism.
At the moment of the anointing, the people present, all, we passed to do the anointing to our sister and companion. It was an act of community and fraternity.
SOME PHOTOS THAT COLLECT THE MOMENT OF THE UNION.
"You anoint my head with oil; my cup is overflowing Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and in the house of the Lord I will dwell for long days. " Psalm 23.
In the name of the Divine Essence of Life, we anoint your hands, so that you continue giving care, support and tenderness to every child of God, with the delicacy and love that has characterized you.
We anoint your feet, freeing them from fatigue and fatigue, in your daily work, so that you continue to proclaim the Gospel.
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good tidings, who announces peace, who brings good tidings of joy, who announces deliverance, and says to Zion, Your God reigns! Isaiah 52: 7
Bogota, September 12, 2017