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Having reached the end of his life, Saint Paul asks his disciple Timothy to “aim at faith” (2 Tim 2:22) with the same constancy as when he was a boy (cf.
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Third Way Living – Ken Corder
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Becoming Christian is not something that follows from a decision of mine: “Now I am making myself Christian.” Of course, my decision is also necessary, but above all it is an action of God with me: it is not I who make myself Christian, I am taken up by God, taken in hand by God and in this way, saying “yes” to this action of God, I become Christian.
We can learn from him that suffering and the gift of himself is an essential gift we need in our time. – Joseph Ratzinger: http://dlvr.it/DCdMgr
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Most people today still admit in some form or other that there probably is some such thing as a “supreme being”. But people find it an absurd idea that this being should concern himself with man; we have the feeling – for it happens again and again even to those who try to believe – that this sort of thing is the expression of a naive anthropomorphism, of a primitive mode of thought comprehensible in a situation in which man still lived in a small world, in which the earth was the center of all things and God had nothing else to do but look down on it.
I recently created a 26-day Advent devotional booklet for my church called “Good News of Great Joy.” I will be posting a devotional from it each day between now and Christmas day. 573 more words