Sunday, February 17, 2013

Quoteworthy: Pope Benedict XVI







"Truth is not determined by a majority vote."

"It is when we attempt to avoid suffering by withdrawing from anything that might involve hurt, when we try to spare ourselves the effort and pain of pursuing truth, love and goodness, that we drift into a life of emptiness, in which there may be almost no pain, but the dark sensation of meaninglessness and abandonment is all the greater."

"One who has hope lives differently."

"Evil draws its power from indecision and concern for what other people think."

"So Jesus in the throes of His Passion is an image of hope: God is on the side of those who suffer."

"Intelligence and love are not in separate compartments: love is rich in intelligence and intelligence is full of love."

"Rock (music) is the expression of elemental passions, and at rock festivals it assumes a cultic character, a form of worship, in fact, in opposition to Christian worship. People are, so to speak, released from themselves by the experience of being part of a crowd and by the emotional shock of rhythm, noise and special lighting effects. However, in the ecstasy of having all their defenses torn down, the participants sink, as it were, beneath the elemental force of the universe."













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