Pope: Christ’s mission opens man to God’s love
CWN - September 10, 2012
At his Angelus audience on Sunday, September 9, Pope Benedict XVI suggested that a single word from the Gospel can be used to sum up the mission of Jesus. The Pope pointed to the word that Jesus used as he healed a deaf man: ephphatha--be opened. The man’s healing “was an opening to others and the world,” the Pope observed.
We all suffer from an “inner closure,” the Pope went on. Man is made “inwardly deaf and dumb by sin,” and unable to hear the voice of God. “This is what Jesus came to operate, to liberate, so as to enable us to live our relationship with God and with others to the full.”
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