June 16th, 2019
The love that the Spirit pours into our hearts makes us live in the very space of Trinitarian love, which is wisdom, peace, truth.
Pr 8:22 to 31; Ps 8; Rom 5: 1-5; Jn 16:12-15
“God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us”. What Paul writes to the Romans suggests that experiencing the Trinitarian God means encountering true love; a love that does not remain outside of us, but is poured into us, at the heart of what we are. The readings suggest three words to better understand what love really is: wisdom, peace, truth. God’s love is wise; it is pacifying; leads into truth. Above all wisdom. The Proverbs describe it as a creative, fruitful wisdom, which operates, but with playfulness. “I used to play in front of him at every moment, I played in the world”. This is true love: it lives in the breath of play, because it lives in the breath of gratuitousness. The second word: peace. “We are at peace with God”. A peace different from the one the world can give. The world seeks peace as the absence of conflict or tension. The peace that comes from God is paradoxical, because it is the most radical communion amid the strongest differences. Here is the third word: truth! The Spirit leads us into the truth, makes us live in the truth, which is not so much an object to possess, but a space in which to live. The Spirit makes us play and dance in this space, which makes the truth of our life, making it capable of loving, in peace, with gratuitousness.
Commentary by Comunità di Dumenza
Translation by f. Mark Hargreaves, Prinknash Abbey