Truly Christian response to Christ’s Death

Response to Christ’s sacrifice must be gift of time, prayer, pope says

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

The testimony of Charles Spurgeon

Why the Resurrection Matters to You  Adapted from A Man Without Equal, written by Bill Bright

 

About GettingCloserToOurGod

This blog is written by Todd Christenson. He was raised in Nebraska and currently lives on Long Island in New York. Though out my childhood, my family attended church. We prayed together at meals. I thought I was prepared for life. After college, I moved to New York City. Shy, unsure of myself, building an identity in worldly things, increasingly prideful, self-righteousness, a controlling nature. In 2013, God spoke through someone, suggesting I confess my sins. I did. I realized that every day, I’d been glorifying myself, not God. Today, God’s teaching me to have my identity in Him, only, my dependency in Him, not myself, being who He wants me to be, not the world, loving Him first, loving others as myself.
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