Karl Rahner once said that we can be sure of the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives: when the leap into the darkness of death is accepted as the beginning of everlasting promise; where someone experiences and accepts his/her ultimate freedom which no earthly compulsion can take away; where one dares to pray in a silent darkness and knows that one is heard; where falling becomes true uprightness; where one lets oneself go, unconditionally, and experiences this capitulation as true victory; where a person trusts all his doubts and questions to the silent mystery of God’s love; where we rehearse our deaths in everyday life and try to live in such a way as we would like to die, peaceful and composed.
By Patricia Datchuck Sánchez
Excerpt from The Sánchez Archives
SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER YEAR A
National Catholic Reporter