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Quote/s of the Day – 29 March – Holy Thursday 2018

Quote/s of the Day – 29 March – Holy Thursday 2018

“Christianity is above all a gift:  God gives himself to us – He does not give some thing but Himself.   And this takes place not only at the beginning, at the moment of our conversion.   He continually remains the One who gives.   He always offers us His gifts anew.   He always precedes us.   For this reason, the central action of being Christians is the Eucharist:  gratitude for having been gratified, the joy for the new life that He gives us.christianity is above all a gift - pope benedict - 27 march 2018 - holy thursday

In spite of all this, we do not remain passive recipients of the divine goodness.   God gratifies us as personal and living partners.   The love that is given is the dynamic of “loving together,” it is intended to be a new life within us, beginning from God. We thus understand the words that, at the end of the account of the washing of the feet, Jesus speaks to His disciples and to all of us:  “I give you a new commandment: love one another.   As I have loved you, so you also should love one another” (John 13:34).   The “new commandment” does not consist in a new and difficult norm, one that did not exist before.   The new commandment consists in a loving together with Him who loved us first.”

Pope Benedict XVI – 20 March 2008 Holy Thursday – Mass of the Lord’s Supperi give you a new commandment - pope benedict - holy thursday - 29 march 2008

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