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Montini and Ratzinger

In 07 Observations on 2012/11/16 at 12:00 AM

Cardinal Montini (Pope Paul VI)

“I shall never be able to capture the full richness and depth of Our Lordʼs personality….once we begin to be interested in Christ, our interest can never cease. There is always something more to be known, more to be said….infinitely more. Everything to do with Christ is so rich, there are such depths to explore…”

  Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)

“It is in the Gospel we must learn the supreme knowledge of Jesus Christ: how to imitate Him and follow in His footsteps. To learn from Him, we must try to know His life….meditating on the scenes….reading and re-reading the Scriptures…in order to understand the divine meaning of His life on earth..We cannot get to know the real God by trimming Him to fit our normal standards.”

“The Gospels were not intent on giving some kind of biography of Jesus Christ, as a historian might write it, but on giving witness to those things that are essential for us…. Christianity is not an idea, a way of thinking, a plan of action. The essence of Christianity is a person: Jesus Christ Himself.”

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