Written by Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service, Monday, 02 April 2012 11:48
VATICAN CITY – The truly Christian response to Christ’s death and resurrection must be the dedication of one’s life and one’s time to building a relationship with Jesus and being grateful for the gift of salvation, Pope Benedict XVI said.
“In this Holy Week, the Lord Jesus will renew the greatest gift we could possibly imagine: he will give us his life, his body and his blood, his love,” the Pope said April 1, celebrating Palm Sunday in St. Peter’s Square.
“We must respond worthily to so great a gift, that is to say, with the gift of ourselves, our time, our prayer, our entering into a profound communion of love with Christ who suffered, died and rose for us,” Pope Benedict said.
Pope Benedict was quoted this morning in a discussion I had with friends. What a great message to live by.
Additional messages on “The Death of Christ”
The Death of Christ Delivered on Sabbath Morning, January 24, 1858, by the REV. Charles H. Spurgeonn