Friday, December 22, 2006

From The Holy Father's Pre-Christmas Reflection

But the question is: Does humanity of our time still await a Savior? Even among believers, we are certain, some allow themselves to be drawn by seductive chimeras and distracted by deceitful doctrines which propose illusory shortcuts to attain happiness.

However, despite its contradictions, anxieties and
dramas, and perhaps because of them, today's humanity seeks a way of renewal, of salvation, a Savior and awaits, sometimes unconsciously, the coming of the Lord who renews the world and our lives; the coming of Christ, the only true Redeemer of man and of all men.


It is true, false prophets continue to propose a "cheap" salvation, which always ends by causing harsh deceptions. In fact, the history of the last 50 years shows the search for a "cheap" Savior and manifests all the disillusions that have derived from it.

On being born in the poverty of the stable, Jesus comes to offer to all the only joy and peace that can satisfy the expectations of the human spirit.


Thanks to the Curt Jester for the quote.

2 comments:

Carmel said...

That's really nice, thanks. Also, that baby picture is just gorgeous!!
Have a wonderful Christmas season!

4HisChurch said...

You too, Carmel!

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