Wise Words

I was impressed with some of the quotes from Pope Benedict XVI’s midnight mass. He definitely spoke with simplicity and clarity, at least through the quotes below:

“Man is so preoccupied with himself, he has such urgent need of all the space and all the time for his own things, that nothing remains for others, for his neighbor, for the poor, for God,” he said.

“Do we have time for our neighbor who is in need of a word from us, from me, or in need of my affection? For the sufferer who is in need of help? For the fugitive or the refugee who is seeking asylum? Do we have time and space for God?”

“In some way, mankind is awaiting God, waiting for him to draw near. But when the moment comes, there is no room for him,” he said.

Even as a minister I have found that many things prevent Christ from gaining space in my life. Psalm 46:10 reminds us to “cease striving” to “be still” and know God. In the mound of wrapping paper, new toys, gadgets, and family it can be easy to lose track of what is priority in life.

May Jesus, our Lord and Savior, find a way in to your heart and life this season and beyond.

Read the full text here.

Read MSNBC Article here.

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~ by bchatcher on December 25, 2007.

2 Responses to “Wise Words”

  1. Am I going to have to find you a Catechism as well?

  2. I don’t know, maybe. I have read a little bit. There is some good stuff there.

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