Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Only in This Encounter

'Christianity is not a new philosophy or a new morality. 
We are Christian only if we encounter Christ.... 
only in this personal relationship with Christ, 
only in this encounter with the Risen One do we really become Christians... 
Therefore, let us pray to the Lord to enlighten us so that, in our world, 
He will grant us the encounter with His presence, and thus give a lively faith, 
an open heart, and great charity for all, capable of renewing the world.'

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Painting: Karoly Ferenczy, Sermon on the Mountain, 1896