Saturday, August 20, 2011

Pope to Seminarians: Open Your Souls to the Light of the Lord

"Configure your lives to the mystery of the cross of the Lord.  Don't let yourselves be intimidated by an environment that pretends to exclude God and in which power, possession, and pleasure are often the criteria by which people judge their lives."

"It could be that some will speak ill of you," he recognized, "as usually happens to those who challenge others to live according to higher standards, or challenge the idols before which many of them fall prostrate."

"And thus it will be that your lives, deeply rooted in Christ, will strongly attract those who seek God, truth, and justice."  - Pope Benedict XVI

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