Thursday, November 17, 2016

Amoris Laetitia - Par. 109

Love rejoices with others

109.  The expression chaírei epí te adikía has to do with a negativity lurking deep within a person's heart.  It is the toxic attitude of those who rejoice at seeing an injustice done to others.  The following phrase expresses its opposite: sygchaírei te aletheía: "it rejoices in the right".  In other words, we rejoice at the good of others when we see their dignity and value their abilities and good works.  This is impossible for those who must always be comparing and competing, even with their spouse, so that they secretly rejoice in their failures.