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Dominum et Vivificantem. Encyclical of Pope John Paul II “Lord and Giver of Life,” 18 May From section In his intimate life, God “is love,” the essential. Dominum et vivificantem. On the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World I IntraText Edition CT Copyright ├łulogos – See also: Credits. Magisterial Documents: Dominum et Vivificantem. Encyclical Letter on the Holy Spirit in the Life of the Church and the World Pope John Paul II 18 May

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This vivififantem was last edited on 18 Aprilat Against the vivificanhem of a heaven and earth which will “pass away,” she knows well that “the words which will not pass away” 13 acquire a particular eloquence. Nevertheless, despite this “picture of death being composed in our age, Jesus of Nazareth too comes to the Jordan to receive the baptism of repentance. Bonaventure says-“by virtue of the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit all evils are destroyed and all good things are produced.

The two Evangelists to whom we owe the narrative of the birth and infancy of Jesus of Nazareth express themselves on this matter in an identical way. Man’s disobedience, nevertheless, always means a turning away from God, and in a certain sense the closing up of human freedom in his regard. For this purpose one must learn how to “discern” them carefully from everything that may instead come originally from the “prince of this world.

The “image of God,” consisting in rationality and freedom, expresses the greatness and dignity of the human subject, who is a person. So that the “gift” may prevail! Thus it can truly be said that “the glory of God is the living man, yet man’s life is the vision of God” This original disobedience presupposes a rejection, or at least a turning away from the truth contained in the Word of God, who creates the world. Having been called into existence, the human being-man and woman-is a creature.

For it is a “convincing” that has as its purpose not merely the accusation of the world and still less its condemnation. Hence a process of thought and historico-sociological practice in which the rejection of God has reached the point of declaring his “death. In this regard Jesus himself “when he prayed to the Father, ‘that all may be one We know that conscience not only commands and forbids but also Judges in the light of interior dictates and prohibitions.

But dlminum the same time it never tires of reminding us of the possibility of victory. The words “he will teach” and “bring to remembrance” mean not only that he, in his own particular way, will continue to inspire the spreading of the Gospel of salvation but also that he will help people to understand vivificatnem correct meaning of the content of Christ’s message; they mean that he will ensure continuity and identity of understanding in the midst of changing conditions and circumstances.


In his farewell discourse Jesus linked these three areas of “convincing” as elements of the mission of the Paraclete: Through the gift of grace, which comes from the Holy Spirit, man enters a “new life,” is brought into the supernatural reality of the divine life itself and becomes a “dwelling-place of the Holy Spirit,” a living temple of God.

However, with this veiled reference to the figure of the future Messiah there begins, so to speak, the path towards the full revelation of the Holy Spirit in the unity of the Trinitarian mystery, a mystery which will vivificanhem be manifested in the New Covenant.

Yes, we groan, but in an expectation filled with unflagging hope, because it is precisely this human being that God has drawn near to, God who is Spirit. Man cannot decide by himself what is good and what is evil-cannot “know good and evil, like Domnium.

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In the time leading up to the third Millennium after Christ, while “the Spirit and the bride say to the Lord Jesus: The Church cannot prepare for the Jubilee in any other way than in the Holy Spirit. But this opposition becomes conflict and rebellion on the ethical plane by reason of that sin which takes possession of the human heart, wherein “the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh.

Paul teaches, “all who are led by the Spirit of God” are “children of God. As such he is given to man. In this way there is definitively brought about that new beginning of the self-communication of the Triune God in the Holy Spirit through the work of Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of man and of the world. Prayer always remains the voice of all those who apparently have no voice-and in this voice there always echoes that “loud cry” attributed to Christ by the Letter to the Hebrews.

It is a beautiful and salutary thought that, wherever people are praying in the world, there the Holy Spirit is, the living breath of prayer. Rather there is profoundly imprinted upon it a principle of obedience vis-a-vis the objective norm which establishes and conditions the correspondence of its decisions with the commands and prohibitions which are at the basis of human behavior, as from the passage of the Book of Genesis which we have already considered.

The most complete sacramental expression of the “departure” of Christ through the mystery of the Cross and Resurrection is the Eucharist. The fourth evocation of the Upper Room concerns the Church’s fidelity to its mission, which requires it always viivficantem be attentive to the circumstances of its beginning.


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But the Holy Spirit the Counselor “convinces concerning sin” always in relation to the Cross of Christ. And if the visible world is created for man, therefore the world is given to man.

It not only confirms the testimony of John the Baptist but also reveals another more profound dimension of the truth about Jesus of Nazareth as Messiah. Unfortunately, this is only a partial and in complete bivificantem of the picture of death being composed in our age as we come ever closer to the end of the second Millennium of the Christian era.

This is first a departure through the Cross, and later, forty days after the Resurrection, through his Ascension into heaven. If the Spirit-Counselor is to convince the world precisely concerning judgment, it is in order to continue in the world the salvific work of Christ.

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Jesus of Nazareth, “raised up” in the Holy Spirit, during this discourse and conversation presents himself as the one who brings the Spirit, as the one who is to bring him and “give” him to the Apostles and to the Church at the price of his own “departure” through the Cross.

Of course Jesus entrusts this work to humanity: When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit. The most complete sacramental expression of the ‘departure’ of Christ through the mystery of the Cross and Resurrection is the Eucharist. Thus there is a paradoxical mystery of love: DV is closely linked and makes frequent reference to the Second Vatican Council: And when he comes, he will convince the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.

This means the refusal to come to the sources of Redemption, which nevertheless remain “always” open in the economy of salvation in which the mission of the Holy Spirit is accomplished. Sin, shown in this relationship, is recognized in the entire dimension of evil proper to it, through the “mysterium iniquitatis” which is hidden within it.

In all this it is the Holy Spirit who gives life.

We know that the result of such a purification is the forgiveness of sins. And in this link the same “convincing concerning sin” reveals its own salvific dimension.