Sunday, April 24, 2011

O Death, Where Is Thy Sting?

"Eternal life is...a relational event. Man did not acquire it from himself or for himself alone. Through relationship with the one who is himself life, man too comes alive.... Man has found life when he adheres to him who is himself Life. Then much that pertains to him can be destroyed. Death may remove him from the biosphere, but the life that reaches beyond it--real life--remains. This life, which John calls zoe as opposed to bios, is man's goal. The relationship to God in Jesus Christ is the source of a life that no death can take away."
--Pope Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week, 84-85

He is risen, indeed!

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