By bro Mariano Di Vito, OFM Cap.
God has spoken in many ways but in these last times He has spoken through Christ in a final and definite way (cf. Heb 1, 1 ff.). We find in the Letter to the Hebrews the wonderful synthesis of this realisation of Almighty God’s plan, who “speaks” His Word, in the fullness of time so that there is nothing further to add! (cf. Gal 4,4).
But… at times it seems as if everything has still to begin, and to the many conflicts, wars, and terrible calamities that assail entire areas of our planet involving millions of men and women, are also added the very violent actions of individuals driven by a hatred for human life. And often appropriating God’s name that they use and abuse for their own ideologies and wants.
Rather than the ‘fullness’ of time, thinkers, sociologists, the newspapers and… pastors speak of a liquid fragmented society and of lives that are always more marginalised, isolated, aggressive and in continuous upheaval.
And yet this story, this history of ours, is Salvation History. The Holy Spirit continues to work, to uphold and to guide the rocking boat of humanity that it may...