Posted by: livingscripture | October 26, 2013

Twenty-ninth Saturday in Ordinary Time

From the Word of the Day

“The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has freed you from the law of sin and death.”

 (Romans 8: 2)

            

How should we live this Word?holyspirit[1]

“A strong city have we; He has built up for us walls and a fortress…”  This is how Isaiah describes the security that came from God, from being with Him and in him.  It is a concrete metaphor, a symbol of human power to say God.

This is no longer necessary in Paul because even the language has been converted.  In order to speak of life in God, Paul speaks of the law of the Spirit.  It is a law that inhabits us, an interior presence through which we become walls and fortress!  However, these walls often are an obstacle to the Spirit and not so much a protection.  Our whole life in the Spirit will be for each one of us a harmonizing with this presence, recognizing it, receiving it, allowing it to be fruitful, generative.  We must allow it to struggle with us so that our body can become the theological place of God’s manifestation.

Today in my time of silent contemplation, I will thank God for His presence in me. 

Lord, help me to recognize the presence of the Spirit in me.  Help me to let myself be guided by the Spirit so that my life may become a movement of evangelization, of the loving proclamation of You, the Good News.

The Voice of the Catechism of the Catholic Church 

The life of the Spirit realizes our human vocation.  It is made of divine charity and of human solidarity.  It is gratuitously given as a salvation.  (No. 1699)


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