Sunday, May 13, 2007

Night and Day

From DIVINE INTIMACY by Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D.
#175 Fifth Sunday After Easter

“I came forth from the Father and am come into the world,” Jesus said, “again I leave the world, and I go to the Father” (Jn 16:23-30). Thus He announces His approaching Ascension. Having reached the end of His ministry on earth, Jesus presents it in synthesis as a long journey from the Father to the world and from the world to the Father. These words repeat the idea of “pilgrimage,” which every Christian should apply to his own life, considering it as “a night spent in a bad inn” (Teresa of Jesus, Way, 40), a “night” during which his heart is turned toward the radiant tomorrow of eternal life.

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