23 Jan 2013

Year of Faith - Papal General Audiences

In his weekly catechesis, the Pope talked about the Creed and the power it holds in its first words: 'I believe in God.' The Pope explained what it actually means to say 'I believe.' He reflected on this by saying “At the beginning of the Creed, we say 'I believe in God'.

Faith is our response to the God who first speaks to us, makes himself known and
calls us to enter into communion with Him.

He went on to say that in the Bible, Christians can read and understand concrete ways in which faith helps people in their daily lives. As an example, Benedict XVI talked about Abraham, who allowed his faith to lead him into the unknown.

“Like Abraham, we too are called to let faith shape our thoughts and actions in accordance with God’saving word, even when this runs contrary to the thinking and ways of this world.”

Full text of the general audience available HERE and HERE.


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