Pope Benedict XVI: Going Against the Grain

Going Against the Grain

Saying "I believe in God" means grounding my life in Him, letting His Word guide each day, in the concrete choices without fear of losing something of myself, said Pope Benedict this morning during the general audience in Paul VI Hall, in a new series of catechesis on the Creed. When we say, "I believe in God," we say, like Abraham: "I trust you, I entrust myself to You, Lord," but not as Someone to run to only in times of difficulty or to whom to dedicate a few moments of the day or of the week. Believing in God, added the Pope, makes us bearers of values which often do not coincide with the prevailing fashion and opinion. He said: "The Christian should not be afraid to go "against the grain" to live ...