BENEDICT XVI: IN SAN PAOLO FUORI LE MURA, "ARE CHRISTIANS MAYBE TOO DUMB?"

"Listening together to God’s Word; practising the lectio divina", "leaving oneself be surprised by the novelty, that never ages and never ends, of God’s Word; overcoming our deafness to those words that do not get along with our prejudices and our opinions; listening to and studying those who, before us, have listened to God’s Word"; all this, said the Pope in the basilica di San Paolo, "is a path to be covered to reach unity in faith, as a response to the listening of the Word". "Those who listen to God’s Word can and must speak afterwards to communicate it to the others, to those who have never listened to it or to those who have forgotten and buried it under the thorns of the concerns and the deceits of the world", admonished Benedict XVI. "Haven’t we Christians – he asked – become maybe too dumb? Don’t we miss the courage to speak and be witnesses?" "Our world needs this testimony; above all it is waiting for the common testimony of the Christians".

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