Sunday, June 11, 2017

Amoris Laetitia - Par. 315

315.  The Lord's presence dwells in real and concrete families, with all their daily troubles and struggles, joys and hopes.  Living in a family makes is hard for us to feign or lie; we cannot hide behind a mask.  If that authenticity is inspired by love, then the Lord reigns there, with his joy and his peace.  The spirituality of family love is made up of thousands of small but real gestures.  In that variety of gifts and encounters which deepen communion, god has his dwelling place.  This mutual concern "brings together the human and the diving".369 for it is filled with the love of God.  In the end, marital spirituality is a spirituality of the bond, in which divine love dwells.

369  Second Vatican Ecumenical Council, Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World Gaudium et Spes, 49.