Skip to comments.Pope Benedict XVl's Homily at Lourdes
Posted on 09/14/2008 9:25:19 AM PDT by tcg
On this day when the Churchs liturgy celebrates the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, the Gospel you have just heard reminds us of the meaning of this great mystery: God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that men might be saved (cf. Jn 3:16). The Son of God became vulnerable, assuming the condition of a slave, obedient even to death, death on a cross (cf. Phil 2:8). By his Cross we are saved. The instrument of torture which, on Good Friday, manifested Gods judgement on the world, has become a source of life, pardon, mercy, a sign of reconciliation and peace. In order to be healed from sin, gaze upon Christ crucified! said Saint Augustine (Treatise on Saint John, XII, 11). By raising our eyes towards the Crucified one, we adore him who came to take upon himself the sin of the world and to give us eternal life. And the Church invites us proudly to lift up this glorious Cross so that the world can see the full extent of the love of the Crucified one for all. She invites us to give thanks to God because from a tree which brought death, life has burst out anew. On this wood Jesus reveals to us his sovereign majesty, he reveals to us that he is exalted in glory. Yes, Come, let us adore him! In our midst is he who loved us even to giving his life for us, he who invites every human being to draw near to him with trust.
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If this isn’t set up as Caucus or Ecumenical, the wolves will be here to tear it to pieces.
“She is beauty transfigured, the image of the new humanity. By presenting herself in this way, in utter dependence upon God, Mary expresses in reality an attitude of total freedom, based upon the full recognition of her true dignity.”
The words of a Father of The Church!
You really like Benedict, don’t you? :)
“You really like Benedict, dont you? :)”
How do you figure that? :)
I don’t just like him. I love him...lots.
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