Saturday, April 24, 2010

Some bits of truth and wisdom

I was going through some papers on my desk today and from them I offer some thoughts from our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI:

If our relationship with God is not living - if it is not lived - then none of our other relationships can take their correct form.

If we do without God, if God is absent, we lack the compass to show us the path, the direction we must follow.

We must bring the truth of God back into the world, make Him known.

God's omnipotence is not an arbitrary power because God is Good. He is Truth. Hence God can to everything but He cannot act against goodness, He cannot act agsinst Truth. He cannot act against love and freedom, because He Himself is goodness, love and true freedom.

God is the custodian of our freedom, of love and of truth. This eye that looks down is not an evil eye watching over us, but the presence of a love that never abandons us.

The pinnacle of God's power is mercy and forgiveness.

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