Wednesday 4 November 2015

Thursday of 32nd week, odd numbered year Jeudi de la 32e semaine, année impaire

“As the lightening flashing from one part of Heaven lights up the other, so will be the Son of Man when His day comes.”

Sg.7,22-28 1 Ps.118 LK.17,20-25

Thursday of 32nd Week, odd numbered year

“Asked by the Pharisees when the Kingdom of God was to com, he gave them this answer : ’The coming of the kingdom f God does not admit of observation, and there will be no one to say ’ Look, it is here! Look, it is there! For the Kingdom of God is within you.”

How can something come and remain invisible at the same time? ’Not in a visible manner’ ? The Kingdom of God is within u.s The sunrise has us get up early, come on the hill very early, we gradually see the light invade the countryside little by little. Well before the sun rise, we can discern the countryside by huge stains and gradually here we are before a lit up countryside- we are unable to say when we left the darkness and when we came into light. The kingdom of God, so infinitely great and beautiful, is there for us to contemplate with our gaze. It helps us to enter into ourselves, where the Author of Love reigns. The Kingdom of God is within you, says Jesus. It is in you. Leaning on everything God does, we can, by an inner movement, find God dwelling within ourselves. God’s presence is within our hearts, this is where God dwells. Everything we contemplate, everything we admire can draw us into that inner space within ourselves. and so the discovery of God is done within ourselves , as we marvel at all that God does.

“And he said to the disciples ’A time will come when you will long to see one of the days of the Son of man and you will not see it.They will say to you, ’Look! It it is there! ’or ’Look! It is here! ’Make no move, do not set out in pursuit; for the lightening flashing from one part of heaven lights up the other, so will be the Son of man when his day comes.”

The reality of suffering is present in the delicate laborious life of God’s Mystery. God took flesh of the Virgin Mary, ensuring the Providence of beings in order to lead the greatest number of people towards True Life, but He is not received. From now on, like the reality of the countryside which is already there, but because of the ark we can’t see, a Light will be able to make it visible as it is already acting within ourselves. This Light of Jesus enlightens each moment of history of the human adventure, it is the manifestation of God’s

Love in Jesus’ action at the moment of his passion. We make a call to the Holy Spriit of Wisdom in order to remain in God’s Presence: In Wisdom there is a subtle and holy, unique and multiple..penetrating, clear, sharp and intact; a friend of good.“Jesus took flesh of our human flesh so as to live amongst us and so that the Holy Sprit can give himself to each one of us. When our heart is moved by the Holy Sprit , God’s real presence imposes itself on us. So God’s action in our life is made ’sensitive’ , given in order to obtain an interiority. The holy Spirit lives within us and He joins Himself to our own spirit so that we become children of God.”But first, he is destined to suffer grievously and be rejected by his generation."

Jesus is going to manifest the Mystery of his being, his Love, his attitude in the heart of the Mystery of God’s Life. We aren’t to run, but rather to welcome each moment of our life, marked by the Revelation of the Mystery of God’s Infinite Love. Jesus manifest himself always through his self-surrending to his Father, the rejection and suffering imposed by mankind. In Jesus our human nature is espoused by God, by His Passion. Jesus reveals Himself to us, He has us enter into his own mystery. Thanks to Him, our human nature has become capable of God. In all that we are, we can live in God. The Holy Sprit, at work in our life, has us contemplate God’s Mystery. God Himself acts at the hart of our lives, in the most intimate part of our being. Our spirit, enlightened by the Holy Sprit, recognises the Author of nature in the beauties of the whole of Creation. This unfolded treasure we understand the reason for all the beauties that God has done. We can admire Him in everything that is given to us! God is beautiful, He is Great, he is Light : the Kingdom of God is within you. Wisdom, in fact can move from one moment to another that surpasses all others, it penetrates and crosses through all things because of its purity.

We ask for the grace to be available to the Holy Sprit so as to already live in the shining Love of Jesus.