Amoris Laetitia 114: Love Believes All Things

amoris laetitia memePeople often remark to someone, “I believe in you.” This is not false worship:

114. Panta pisteúei. Love believes all things. Here “belief” is not to be taken in its strict theological meaning, but more in the sense of what we mean by “trust”. This goes beyond simply presuming that the other is not lying or cheating. Such basic trust recognizes God’s light shining beyond the darkness, like an ember glowing beneath the ash.

It’s also not blind faith that the beloved can do anything. Pope Francis sees a connection between trust in another person and having sight of the Lord through our relationships.

For your reference, Amoris Laetitia is online here.

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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One Response to Amoris Laetitia 114: Love Believes All Things

  1. Liam says:

    The Greek πίστη is about trust and faith.

    πίστη is not certainty, however. Certainty eliminates the gap in which πίστη lives. Certainty is for machines, not persons. The gap – the non-certainty – in which πίστη lives allows for doubt (which is different than disbelief) and provides the oxygen necessary for mutual love to thrive.

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