Wednesday, January 14, 2015

QUOTATION: Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Jesus

Pope Benedict XVI
Today in broad circles, even among believers, an image has prevailed of a Jesus who demands nothing, never scolds, who accepts everyone and everything, who no longer does anything but affirm us.

The Jesus of the Gospels is quite different, demanding, bold. The Jesus who makes everything okay for everyone is a phantom, a dream, not a real figure. The Jesus of the Gospels is certainly not convenient for us.

--Pope Benedict XVI

Taken from The Catholic Breadbox.