Jan 01
This is precisely what these doctors of the law did not understand. They did not understand the joy of the promise; they didn’t understand the joy of hope; they didn’t understand the joy of the covenant. They did not understand. And they didn’t know how to rejoice, for they had lost the sense of joy that only comes from faith. However, our father Abraham was able to rejoice because he had faith; he had been made righteous in faith. Meanwhile the doctors of the law “had lost the faith: they were doctors of the law, but without faith!. Moreover: “they had lost the law! Because the centre of law is love, love for God and for neighbour”. (Santa Marta, 26 March 2015)