Sunday 15 June 2014

A radioactive reading of the Word

Consoling thought from Rossi de Gasperis: when reading the gospels, even we seem to remain empty, that emptiness might be the effect of a real presence of the Lord. We must allow the mystery to work in us, that it might imprint in us the sense, the truth, the beauty, the taste, the force of the Spirit that it contains. This is a prayer of faith, not a merely psychological operation. We must believe in the power of the mysteries of the Lord in the flesh and in history. Precisely because Jesus has been made Lord of the world and of history, the history of his flesh has become 'spiritually radioactive.' (RdG 2.2 119-20)

Allow myself, therefore, to be exposed to the mystery, exposed to the rays of this Sun that dawns from on high. The Rising Sun that dispels the darkness, that sets my feet on to the way of peace.

How many times this happens. There is no thought that I can share, and I am left somewhat - nonplussed. It is good to be reminded again that the Lord works. 

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