Through the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ, God invites us into a closer communion with God and others, but it is not always easy. The afflictions and troubles of life have the potential to turn us bitter, hardhearted, and vindictive, but it does not have to be that way because the Holy Spirit pours God’s love into our hearts (Romans 5:1-5).
“God reaches through the Son in the Spirit to reconcile, transform, and lead the Church and the world in the Spirit through the Son back to the Father” (Killian McDonnell, The Other Hand of God, 207). Divine love poured into our hearts not only transforms us, it also flows from us to others. If they respond to that love, they too will be caught up in a deepening communion with God and others through the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ: Our access points to God. Listen to the Holy Spirit; listen to Jesus Christ and learn of God’s great love for us and the world: Dwell in the mystery of the Holy Trinity.