Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Benedict XVI: "the reason for our joy"

This (the boat) is an image for the time of the Church -- intended also for us. The Lord is "on the mountain" of the Father. Therefore he sees us. Therefore he can get into the boat of our life at any moment. Therefore we can always call on him; we can always be certain that he sees and hears us. In our own day, too, the boat of the Church travels against the headwind of history through the turbulent ocean of time. Often it looks as if it is bound to sink. But the Lord is there, and he comes at the right moment. "I go away, and I will come to you" -- that is the essence of Christian trust, the reason for our joy.

-- Jesus of Nazareth, Part Two, Epilogue

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