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Pope's General Audience: God's goodness is stronger than any evil!

2013-06-12

CATECHESIS IN ENGLISH:
Speaker:

Dear Brothers and Sisters: In our continuing catechesis on the Creed, today we consider the Church as the People of God, called to new life in Christ.  We become part of this people through God’s gift of faith and spiritual rebirth in the waters of Baptism.  Our law is the twin commandment of love for God and neighbor.

 Our mission is to be a leaven of the hope born of God’s love in our world wounded by sin and evil.  Amid the darkness that so frequently surrounds us, we are called to be so many points of light, illumining all reality and showing the way to a better future.  God’s goodness is stronger than any evil!  Our destination is the Kingdom of God which Christ inaugurated on earth and which will attain its fullness in the joy of heaven. 

This is what it means for the Church to be God’s People, an essential part of his loving plan for our human family.  May the Church always be a place where everyone can encounter God’s mercy and feel welcomed, loved, forgiven and encouraged to live the good life of the Gospel.


I offer an affectionate greeting to all the English-speaking pilgrims and visitors present at today’s Audience, including those from England, Scotland, Ireland, Malta, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and the United States.  May your stay in the Eternal City confirm you in love for our Lord and his Church.  God bless you all!