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The Church, of Herself, is Nothing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sherry   
Monday, 08 November 2010 11:42

Got your attention?  It certainly got mine.

The Catholic Quote of the day - from Pope Benedict.  One that we would do well to meditate upon, if we intend to do what God has instituted the Church to do.

Homily for the dedication of the Church of the Sagrada Familia:

We have dedicated this sacred space to God, who revealed and gave himself to us in Christ so as to be definitively God among men. The revealed Word, the humanity of Christ and his Church are the three supreme expressions of his self-manifestation and self-giving to mankind. As says Saint Paul in the second reading: “Let each man take care how he builds. For no other foundation can anyone lay than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ” (1 Cor 3:10-11). The Lord Jesus is the stone which supports the weight of the world, which maintains the cohesion of the Church and brings together in ultimate unity all the achievements of mankind. In him, we have God’s word and presence and from him the Church receives her life, her teaching and her mission.

The Church of herself is nothing; she is called to be the sign and instrument of Christ, in pure docility to his authority and in total service to his mandate. The one Christ is the foundation of the one Church. He is the rock on which our faith is built. Building on this faith, let us strive together to show the world the face of God who is love and the only one who can respond to our yearning for fulfilment.

 

November 7, 2010


 

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