Nobility to be the abode of the Trinity

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On this last Sunday of Easter, the liturgy gives us, once again, access to an excerpt from Jesus’ Farewell Address, in the Gospel of Saint John. In fact, it is a “Paschal Discourse” in which the Evangelist brings together the main gifts proclaimed by the Risen One: life, love, peace, faith, the Holy Spirit.

The Sunday narrative highlights a new presence of the risen Christ among his followers: he, with the Father and the Spirit, makes each one from within his “dwelling”.

We know that man is inwardly; It is its essence, it is the most noble and sacred dimension of all. And this interior inhabits a presence, always inspiring and illuminating like the sun. “The radiant sun is always within the soul, and nothing can take away its splendor” (St. Teresa of Avila).

Being who speaks in us; Existence is the source of peace. A presence who, through his spirit, inspires, supports us and awakens the best energies and forces that mobilize our lives.

Spiritual teachers also call this interior “Imago Dei” (Image of God), or the Divine Presence Himself in us.

Only by discovering what God has in us will we be able to realize our true identity.

It is our true being, our deepest being, our core. We are the temples of God, the perpetual presence of the Spirit of God with us. We are inhabited beings. We are not alone.

It is human nature to dive and experience its depth. Listening to himself, he realizes that his “deep self” requires compassion, love, and empathy for others and for the Great Other (God). He is aware of the being that always accompanies him, a center around which his inner life is organized, and from which great dreams and the ultimate meanings of life spring forth.

Usually when we talk about God we imagine Him to be very remote and almost unreachable. Far we see the one who is very close, the one we carry within ourselves. We see far away the one who lives and gives us life every day. A simple look inside is enough to find us with him.

Sometimes we feel as though we are afraid of our own mystery; We are afraid to feel that we are God’s paradise; We are afraid to think that we are the “home” where God dwells and dwells.

We are often ignorant of this presence, but it does not invade us, it does not abolish us, it does not impose itself … it simply becomes stillness, presence, inspiration …

Yet, this is the nobility of our being: we are all divine “dwellings,” because our true being is what is found from God in us; Although the vast majority of people don’t realize it yet, we can’t help but show what we are. God always resides in the depths of each one of us. We may or may not be in tune with this existence to allow ourselves to be guided by it.

God embraces us and His grace gently embraces every fold of our being and disposition.

Saint Augustine coined the phrase that God is “intimate intimate,” which is more intimate than our intimate relationship. This presence is the source of spiritual life, a life that pulsates in us and flows with different “movements” that make us feel close to the one who is already close.

There is always a deep movement in our hearts that reveals God’s work in the most special part of each one.

Whoever realizes his deep identity discovers that he is inhabited and loved by mystery and can do nothing but love and experience fellowship with everything and everyone. In the language of the Fourth Gospel, God is the ultimate “center” of our inner being, which forms our deepest identity. The expression of the thinker Pascal – “Man is infinitely superior to man” – sums up well the experience of the Trinity that inhabits us, moves us and makes us overflow in our intimate relationship.

It is the sky that touches the earth, it is God who dwells in the human heart, it is the kingdom that intertwines in the formation of our coexistence, it is the faith that reveals itself as an unshakable position of confidence.

In God we always live. God move. We are God. We never go to him. We never left him. In him we always find ourselves. It generates for us every moment (“Man is created for…). We need to experience the source from which everything flows and where everything flows; we need to walk in the light of the primeval sun, and return to its luminous bosom.

This is the ultimate goal of man: self-transcendence.

By residing in us, God ignites our desire in His desire, activates our will in His will, and makes our hearts beat to the beat of His heart. Enters his freedom in the roots

Our freedom and the expansion of interior spaces so that the divine life crosses all dimensions of our being, making our lives more self-giving, open and committed. According to José Saramago, “Life is short, but there is so much more than we can live.”

We can access the deepest part of ourselves because within us is the dimension of eternity, the “divine” dimension that places us above the coming and going of things, beyond the superficial and appearance.

Rooted in this divine presence that inhabits us, we can move through history with greater meaning and inspiration. We move, then, between transcendence and history, between chance and eternity.

The mystery of the Trinity exists and operates in the “human substrate.” In “human nature” God builds his tent, and in his tenderness he embraces the whole of man. It covers all areas of life.

God makes use of human mediation to reveal himself and speak to the heart. He wants to take man in his entirety. He wants to be responsible for the “holy ground” of human life.

On the part of each person, he asks only to let him work, clean, sow, grow, and reap the fruits. A person is asked to leave an open and free space for God’s plan of action.

In the deepest bowels of existence God “touches” his kindness, tenderness and mercy.

This experience generates a commitment to live kindness, tenderness and compassion in the mission.

This is the loving Trinity proclaimed by Jesus, which leaves itself “transparent” within and in the life of each of us. If we feel the “dwelling of God”, if God is really in us, then we must necessarily manifest Him in our lives. God is love and our good is our love. Therefore, we too must be “transparent,” that is, let the intimate God, who is the basis of our being and identical with every human being, shine in our lives and actions. Those who are “transparent” also “see” God who allows himself to be seen in the other.

We are the presence of God’s love in the world. Others will discover this presence in our lives when we show, through our attitudes, what God has in us: kindness, compassion, availability, and an attitude of service to others; When we are, in truth, a being of the other, beginning with our loving being. This means living now as resurrected beings, as new humanity; It means to be reborn, to be born into an eternal and definitive divine life. And this, here and now, without leaving it for later.

Biblical text: Jn. 14.23-29

By prayer: In prayer we immerse ourselves in God and are free

We have depths that we do not know.

If our prayer is sincere face to face with God, then it must bring to our consciousness the unknown depths of our being. We will discover the yet-to-be-discovered resources and gifts, which will be born to life under the influence of God’s grace. It is the source of our being, closer to us than we are.

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