I am struggling to get an article written for the paper this week, the column which gave this blog its name.
This week I had both a hard time getting going, and then a hard time stopping once I did. Grrr.
I think I might have to cut this part, for length… but,… ne pereat:
You, I am sure, as I am, are faced often with very dark moments.
We live in a scary era.
My heart quails sometimes.
The Rosary, with its glorious mysteries, can be of help.
In reading the great liturgist Romano Guardini in The Rosary of Our Lady, actually on the third glorious mystery, I found this… just as an illustration of how we are not in fact trapped within the prison of the world:
The Holy Ghost is also sent to us. Through his coming we are no longer orphans. He is with us, if only we ourselves will stay with him. He leads our lives through all that is concealed, but we must leave our hand in his. If we beseech him and open ourselves up to him with heart and soul, he shows us how to know Christ, and in Christ ourselves. But where darkness prevails – because our earthly life is hardened – he gives us a divine “nevertheless,” as Paul says, “testimony to our spirit that we are sons of God,” and the certainty that “for those who love God all things work together unto good” (Rom 8:16, 28)”.
Do you hear a foreshadowing of GS 22?