Allocution September 27, 2020

By: Msgr. Juan de la Caridad García

Thank you to all who make this radio broadcast possible, today 27 September, Sunday we are watching the liturgical ordinary weather.

This fragment of the gospel according to Matthew, chapter 21, verses 28 through 32, is read in every Catholic church in the world.


Many people have said yes to God and by saying yes to God they say yes to their family, to their neighbors, to their peoples, to their churches.

Yes permanent have said the marriages of many years of marriages: Tonight the husband tells his wife the yes of her that has touched him the most. Tonight the wife tells the husband that she has most moved him from the beloved.

Yes permanent has said the pregnant mother to her blessed fruit, to the one who has given birth and accompanied him until the last minute of her maternal life: Today the son, the daughter, tell her father and her mother the yes that has touched her most from parental and maternal love.

Yes permanent they have said many children to their parents, especially when they are older and have been by their side until the last minute of life: Today parents tell their children themselves that they have been most moved by their blessed fruits.

Yes permanent has said the Virgin Mary to the will of God the Father, who asked her to be mother of the Son of God made man and thus gave birth in the cave of Bethlehem. Yes permanent has said Our Lady on the flight to Egypt to save her Son from the evil hands of the bloodthirsty King Herod. Yes permanent she said in the crucifixion. Yes permanent now says in the house of God the Father and from there prays for his children on this earth.

Yes permanent has said Blessed José Olallo Valdés, who despite his mother saying no, he said yes for fifty-four years in the service of the poor, sick, prisoners, distressed, muambise wounded, and to all who came to him and received without regard people.

St. Vincent de Paul said no first and then said yes. Priest given to the poor, who has left us the gift of the Paul Fathers and Daughters of Charity, who have also said yes to Christ and to the poor.

Write the yes that has touched you most in your life of the Daughters of Charity. Write the yes that touched you most in your life from family, neighbors, and friends and say it to 78624000.


We know four characters named: Everyone, Someone, Anyone and Nobody.

It happens that a very important job had to be completed for the next day.

Everyone knew someone would.

Anyone could have done it, but nobody really did.

Someone was angry when they found out what had happened, because it would have been up to everyone to do it.

The result was that everyone thought Anyone would and No one realized that someone wouldn’t.

Someone reproached Everyone because no one really did what Anyone could have done.


Once a time there was a king of a small country called Uviland. His kingdom was full of vineyards and all his subjects were dedicated to winemaking. With export to other countries, the fifteen families living in Uvilandia earned enough money to live well enough, pay taxes and give themselves some luxuries.

The king had been studying the kingdom’s finances for several years now. The monarch was fair and understanding and did not like the feeling of putting his hand in the pockets of the inhabitants of Uviland. That’s why he was making great efforts to find a way to cut taxes.

Until one day he had the big idea. As the only contribution to solving the expenses of the State, the king would ask each of his subjects to once a year, at the time when the wines were packaged, to approach the palace gardens with a one-litre jug of the best wine of his harvest and empty it into a large barrel that would be built for that purpose and on that date. From the sale of these 15 thousand liters of wine would be obtained the necessary money for the budget of the crown, health expenses and the education of its people. The news ran through the kingdom through advertisements and posters on the main streets of the city. People’s joy was indescribable. In every house the king was praised and songs were sung in his honor. In all the taverns the cups were raised and toasted by the health and long life of the good king.

Contribution day has come. Throughout the week in neighborhoods and markets, in squares and in churches, the inhabitants reminded each other not to miss the appointment. From early on, entire families of the vines began to arrive from all over the kingdom with their jug, in the hand of the head of the family. One by one, he climbed the long staircase to the top of the huge royal barrel, emptied his jug and went down another staircase at the foot of which the treasurer of the kingdom placed a shield with the king’s seal on each peasant’s lapel.

In the mid-afternoon, when the last of the peasants emptied their jug, it became known that no one had missed it. The huge barrel was full. From the first to the last of the subjects had passed in time through the gardens and emptied their jugs.

The king was proud and satisfied; as the sun fell, when the village gathered in the square in front of the palace, the king went out to his balcony acclaimed by his people. Everyone was happy. In a beautiful glass glass, inheritance of his ancestors, the king sent for a sample of the collected wine. With the cup on the way, the sovereign spoke to them:

“Wonderful people of Uviland: as I had imagined, all the inhabitants of the kingdom have come to the palace today. I want to share with you the joy of the crown by confirming that the people’s loyalty to their king is the same as their king’s loyalty to his people. And I can’t think of better homage than to give for you with the first glass of this wine, which will undoubtedly be a nectar of gods, the sum of the best grapes in the world, made by the best hands in the world and watered with the greatest good of the kingdom, that is, the love of the people.” Everyone was crying and cheering for the king.

One of the servants brought the cup closer to the king and the king raised it up to toast the people who applauded euphoric. but the surprise stopped his hand in the air, when he lifted the glass the king noticed that the liquid it contained was clear and colourless; slowly approached his nose, trained to perceive the aroma of the best wines and confirmed that he had no smell at all. Taster as he was, took the cup to his mouth and drank a sip.

The wine tasted like wine or anything else!

The king sent for a second glass of the barrel’s wine, then another and finally wanted to take a sample from the top edge. But there was no case, everything was the same: odorless, colorless and tasteless.

The alchemists of the kingdom were urgently called to analyze the composition of the wine. The conclusion was unanimous: the barrel was full of water, very pure water. One hundred percent water.

The monarch immediately commanded all the wise men and wizards of the kingdom to immediately seek an explanation for that mystery. What spell, chemical reaction, or spell had happened for that blend of wines to transform into water?

The oldest of the government ministers came up and said to the king, Miracle? Spell? Alchemy? None of that, sir, none of that.

“I don’t understand,” the king said. Explain.

“Let’s take John on a case-by-case basis,” the minister said. Juan has a huge vineyard ranging from the mountain to the river. The grapes it harvests are one of the best strains in the kingdom and its wine is the first to be sold and at the best price. This morning, as he prepared with his family to come down to town, an idea passed through his head… what if I put water instead of wine, who can tell the difference? A single jug of water in fifteen thousand liters of wine… no one would notice the difference… no one! And no one would have noticed, except for one detail, Your Majesty, except for one detail: EVERYONE THOUGHT AND DID THE SAME!

A deceptive yes is worse than a no.


A can’t be reversed in a yes like the second son who said no and then said yes.

Let us think of those who have not said of word and deed to those we love or have asked for a favor.

How to make them a yes? We reflect, pray, and get to work. Great happiness will flow in our person and those whom we have denied our service.


St Paul in the Letter to the Philippians, chapter 2, verses 1 to 11 invites us to the yes and reminds us of the yes of Christ.


Our Father…

Hail Mary…


The blessing of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost descend upon you, your families, and remain forever. Amen.

Below we offer in full the allocution of the Cardinal and Archbishop of Havana, Archbishop Juan de la Caridad García.

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