Trust in God is rational, Pope reminds Sunday audience
Catholic World News - January 04, 2010
At his first Sunday Angelus audience of 2010, Pope Benedict XVI told the faithful not to be troubled by “improbably prognostications and not even economic forecasts—important though they may be.” Instead, he said, Christians should trust in God.
This attitude is not “fatalism dress up as faith,” the Pope continued. Trust in God is based on a reasonable response to Revelation. In the light of the Nativity, we know that life is not a random event, he said. He explained, “history has a meaning, because it is inhabited by the Wisdom of God.” True happiness, the Pope said, comes when one “is able to collaborate with the grace of God.” Citing the Virgin Mary as the ideal example of such collaboration, he said that God “first knocks at the doors of our heart, and—so to speak—awaits our ‘Yes,’ in the little choices and in the great.” He concluded his remarks with a prayer that all Christians will do more to correspond to God’s will.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!