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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Purpose of Life . . . Pope Benedict XVI

"What must I do in order not to fall, not to squander my life in meaninglessness? This is precisely the question which every man and woman must ask and one which remains valid at every moment of one’s life. How much darkness surrounds this question in our own day! We are constantly reminded of the words of Jesus, who felt compassion for the crowds because they were like a flock without a shepherd. Lord, have mercy on us too! Show us the way! From the Gospel we know this much: he is himself the way. Living with Christ, following him – this means finding the right way, so that our lives can be meaningful and so that one day we might say: “Yes, it was good to have lived”.  


Homily
Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
St. Peter's Square
11 June 2010

5 comments:

Terry Fenwick said...

I count it one of life's greatest blessings to have lived when John Paul II the Great and Pope Benedict XVI were the Papas of the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.

Victor S E Moubarak said...

God bless you, Terry.

newevangelizationm said...

What a blessing indeed, to have been of the J.P.2- B16 Generation... "to he who is given much, much will be expected." ... Terry, these men are spiritual giants, you are so right. What grace to have lived with their mentorship. Thank You, Lord.

Susan Kaness said...

Another great one, Terry! Thank you! :)

Terry Fenwick said...

‎"This Feast of the Assumption speaks of our future: It tells us that we too will be with Jesus in the joy of God and invites us to have courage, to believe that the power of the Resurrection of Christ can work in us as well and make us men and women who every day try to live as resurrected, carrying the light of goodness into the darkness of evil in the world." Pope Benedict XVI