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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Encounter with God

Pope Francis' word at the Angelus in 2014 on the Transfiguration continued (taken from Give Us This Day's Sunday Reflection). 

"From the event of the Transfiguration I would like to take two significant elements that can be summed up in two words: ascent and descent. We all need to go apart, to ascend the mountain in a space of silence, to find ourselves and better perceive the voice of the Lord. This we do in prayer. But we cannot stay there! Encounter with God in prayer inspires us anew to "descend the mountain" and return to the plain where we meet many brothers and sisters weighed down by fatigue, sickness, injustice, ignorance, poverty both material and spiritual....When we hear the Word of Jesus, when we listen to the Word of Jesus and carry it in our heart, this Word grows. Do you know how it grows? By giving it to the other! The Word of Christ grows in us when we proclaim it, when we give it to others! And this is what Christian life it. It is a mission for the whole Church, for all the baptized, for us all; listen to Jesus and offer him to others."

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