Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Good Reads

Every Christian (Catholic or not) should read JP2's Veritatis Splendor. One small nugget:

Christian faith is not simply a set of propositions to be accepted with intellectual assent. Rather, faith is a lived knowledge of Christ, a living remembrance of his commandments, and a truth to be lived out. A word, in any event, is not truly received until it passes into action, until it is put into practice. Faith is a decision involving one's whole existence. it is an encounter, a dialogue, a communion of love and of life between believer and Jesus Christ, the way, and the truth, and the life (cf Jn 14:6). It entails an act of trusting abandonment to Christ, which enables us to live as he live (cf Gal 2:20), in profound love of God and of our brothers and sisters. -- JP2, Veritatis Splendor, 88.4

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