Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI, the Man Down Under with Light, Life and Love.


From the homily of the Mass with the young people, Sydney, Randwick Racecourse, Sunday, July 20, 2008:

"As the source of our new life in Christ, the Holy Spirit is also, in a very real way, the soul of the Church, the love which binds us to the Lord and one another, and the light which opens our eyes to see all around us the wonders of God’s grace."

Light, Life, Love...those three haloed words,

graciously flow from the Triune God to all of good creation.

They manifest the mystery of being to all that is.

To seek to know true Light, Life and Love

is to seek to know the True God

as revealed through, with and in

the life of the True God-Man, Jesus Christ.

"Holy Mary, Mother of God, you have given the world its true light, Jesus, your Son – the Son of God.You abandoned yourself completely to God's call and thus became a wellspring of the goodness which flows forth from him. Show us Jesus. Lead us to him.Teach us to know and love him, so that we too can become capable of true love and be fountains of living water in the midst of a thirsting world."
(Deus Caritas Est, Pope Benedict XVI, 2005)

Yes, "because the Holy Ghost over the bent world broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings." we have hope for a New Springtime.

(God's Grandeur, Gerard Manley Hopkins, SJ)

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