Fr Stefan and the ‘Joy of the Gospel’ by Pope Francis

Pope Francis writes, “God in Christ redeems not only the individual person, but the social relations existing between men. To believe that the Holy Spirit is at work in everyone means realizing that he seeks to penetrate every human situation and all social bonds: ‘The Holy Spirit creativity proper to the divine mind, which knows how to loosen the knots of human affairs, even the most complex and inscrutable.”

One of the devotions that I have is to ‘Mary who unties knots.’ It is a devotion that began in Germany. Pope Francis brought this devotion to Argentina when he was archbishop.  St Irenaeus says, “The good news of the truth announced by an angel to Mary, a virgin subject to a husband, undid the evil lie that seduced Eve….Mary’s ‘Yes’ untied the Knot of Eve’s ‘No….thus the Virgin Mary became the advocate the virgin Eve.”

As Mary untied the ‘Knot’ of Eve. May we go to Mary who knows how to untie the knots that we have created through sin and disobedience. As Pope Francis said,”The Holy Spirit creativity proper to the divine mind, knows how to loosed the knots of human affairs, even the most complex and inscrutable.” 

 

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