Sunday, March 3, 2013

Benedict's Tweets

Pope-Emeritus Benedict sending a Tweet from his IPad
Since we're still waiting for our new Pope, it is worth reflecting on some phrases spoken or written by Pope-Emeritus Benedict, especially in the Tweets he shared with his followers over the past few weeks. For those who are unfamiliar with Tweeting, it is a short message not longer than 114 characters send by social media. Here are some of Benedict's tweets, worth meditating upon. The first one is actually his last tweet, a great message.
- May you always experience the joy that comes from putting Christ in the center of your lives.
- If only everyone could experience the joy of being Christian, being loved by God who gave his Son for us!
- Lent is a favorable time in which to rediscover faith in God as the foundation of our lives and of the Church’s life
- Everything is a gift from God: it is only by recognizing this crucial dependence on the Creator that we will find freedom and peace.
- During the season of Lent, we renew our commitment to the path of conversion, making more room for God in our lives.
- Every human being is loved by God the Father. No one need feel forgotten, for every name is written in the Lord's loving Heart.

- What does Sunday, the day of the Lord, mean for us? It is a day for rest and for family, but first of all a day for Him.
- Many false idols are held up today. For Christians to be faithful, they can’t be afraid to go against the current.
- If we have love for our neighbor, we will find the face of Christ in the poor, the weak, the sick and the suffering.
- What does the Lord ask of us as we work for Christian unity? To pray constantly, do justice, love goodness, and walk humbly with Him.
- Following Christ’s example, we have to learn to give ourselves completely. Anything else is not enough.

-When we entrust ourselves to the Lord completely, everything changes. We are children of a Father who loves us, and never leaves us.
- We can be certain that a believer is never alone. God is the solid rock upon which we build our lives and his love is always faithful.
- Offer everything you do to the Lord, ask his help in all the circumstances of daily life and remember that he is always beside you.
- Everyone's life of faith has times of light, but also times of darkness. If you want to walk in the light, let the word of God be your guide.
- Mary is filled with joy on learning that she is to be the mother of Jesus, God's Son made man. True joy comes from union with God.

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