Monday, December 24, 2007

Thank You Holy Father, I couldn't have said it any better.

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*


Well, because Pope Benedict XVI's recent comments elaborating upon his May 2007 trip to Brazil, fuel the embers. He writes:

But does this desire for dialogue and collaboration at the same time mean, perhaps, that we can no longer transmit the message of Jesus Christ, no longer propose to men and to the world this call and the hope that is derived from it? Those who have recognized a great truth, those who have found a great joy must transmit it; they simply cannot keep it for themselves. Gifts so great are never intended for just one person.

In Jesus Christ there has arisen for us a great light, "the" great Light: we cannot put it under a bushel basket, but must raise it up upon the lamp stand, so that it may give light to all in the house (cf. Matthew 5:15). Saint Paul journeyed tirelessly to spread the Gospel. He actually felt as though he were under a sort of "constraint" to proclaim the Gospel (cf. 1 Corinthians 9:16) - not so much out of a preoccupation for the salvation of the non-baptized individual who had still not been reached by the Gospel, but because he was aware that history in its entirety could not arrive at its fulfillment until the totality (pléroma) of the peoples had been reached by the Gospel (cf. Romans 11:25).

Sincerely yours in Jesus and Mary,
Mike Rizzio, SOLT

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* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for: Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas; St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

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