(CATECHESIS, WEDNESDAY GENERAL AUDIENCE, OCTOBER, 2012—FEBRUARY, 2013.)
THE YEAR OF FAITH. WHAT IS FAITH (3)
OCTOBER 24, 2012
With the mystery of Christ’s death and Resurrection, God plumbs to the depths of our humanity to bring it back to him, to uplift it to his heights. Faith is believing in this love of God that is never lacking in the face of human wickedness, in the face of evil and death, but is capable of transforming every kind of slavery, giving us the possibility of salvation. Having faith, then, is meeting this “You”, God, who supports me and grants me the promise of an indestructible love that not only aspires to eternity but gives it…. I think we should meditate more often … on the fact that believing in a Christian manner means my trusting abandonment to the profound meaning that sustains me and the world, that meaning that we are are unable to give to each other but can only receive as a gift, and that is the foundation on which we can live without fear.