Friday, May 24, 2013

Quote of the Day

One often wonders how it happens that Christians who personally are believers do not have the strength to put their faith into action in a way that is politically more effective. Above all else we must try to make sure that people do not lose sight of God. That they recognize the treasure they have. And that they themselves, then, as a result of the strength of their own faith, enter into the conflict with secularism and are capable of carrying out the discernment of spirits. This tremendous process is the real, great task of this hour. We can only hope that the inner strength of the faith that is present in people will then become powerful publicly as well by leaving its imprint on public thinking, too, and that society does not simply fall into the abyss.

--Pope Benedict XVI, Light of the World: The Pope, the Church, and the Signs of the Times (San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2010), pp. 57-58

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