Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI: The Promise of Eternal Life

"...the Church invites us to pray for the faithful departed...As human beings, we have a natural fear of death and we rebel against its apparent finality. Faith teaches us that the fear of death is lightened by a great hope, the hope of eternity, which gives our lives their fullest meaning. The God who is love offers us the promise of eternal life through the death and resurrection of his Son. In Christ, death no longer appears as an abyss of emptiness, but rather a path to life which will never end. Christ is the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in him will never die. Each Sunday, in reciting the Creed, we reaffirm our faith in this mystery. As we remember our dear departed ones, united with them in the communion of the saints, may our faith inspire us to follow Christ more closely and to work in this world to build a future of hope."



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Damask Rose said...

One Grateful Heart

Hope you had a good Christmas and all best wishes for the New Year.

I love reading your well chosen pieces on your blogs. Very spiritually nourishing.

Thank you.

one grateful heart said...

Damask Rose, thank you for the encouraging words. God bless you abundantly during this holy Christmas season, the New Year and always!