Pope Benedict: We need “Adult Faith”

This week Pope Benedict spoke to the priests of the diocese of Rome in a reflection:  CHRISTIANS NEED TO UNDERSTAND THEIR FAITH IN ORDER TO HELP OTHERS TO GOD.  There are some particular excerpts that relate to recent chapters of the USCCA that we have studied so far during Fanning the Flame, and which can be seen as a real encouragement for us really to continue to study!  A couple excerpts jump out:

“… humility is above all truth, … recognition that I am a thought of God in the construction of His world, that I am irreplaceable as I am, in my smallness, and that only in this way am I great. … Let us learn this realism; not seeking appearance, but seeking to please God and to accomplish what He has thought out for us, and thus also accepting others. … Acceptance of self and acceptance of others go together. Only by accepting myself as part of the great divine tapestry can I also accept others, who with me form part of the great symphony of the Church and Creation”. In this way, likewise, we learn to accept our position within the Church, knowing that “my small service is great in the eyes of God.”

“… we must do everything possible for catechetical renewal in order for the faith to be known, God to be known, Christ to be known, the truth to be known, and for unity in the truth to grow.”

What jumps out to you?   (Laurie E.)

About Fanning The Flame

FTF is a 125th Anniversary Journey of Faith of the Diocese of Belleville through the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults.
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