|St. Francis of Assisi (Wikimedia Commons)
An Examination of Conscience
When we begin to experience God making his home within us, we are beginning to experience the most momentous and the most moving moments possible on earth. They are not just moments of blissful happiness, but moments when we enable the love of God to surcharge our weak human loving, so that we can be more and more like Jesus, enabling his loving to be alive and active again in the world through us, through all we say and do. This is how God’s sway, his sacred sovereignty is spread, how his secret plan or his Mysterion can finally be brought to completion here on earth, as it is in heaven.
‘Only You Have Been Keeping Me Out’
There is only one thing that can prevent the implementation of this plan and that is the sickness of selfishness that does to the mystical body of Christ what high cholesterol does to the physical body. It must ultimately be controlled, if not totally rooted out. This is a long process and can never be fully achieved without God’s help, and the acceptance of the suffering that this will mean.
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