Pope Benedict XVI: Radicalism of Obedience

Radicalism of Obedience

A new fruitfulness requires being filled with the joy of faith, the radicalism of obedience, the dynamic of hope and the power of love. This was said by Pope Benedict XVI, celebrating the Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. Referring to "a summons to disobedience" launched by "a group of priests from a European country," the Pope said "configuration to Christ is the precondition and the basis for all renewal." He acknowledged sometimes "the figure of Jesus Christ seems too lofty and too great", and for this reason the Lord provides "'translations' on a scale that is more accessible and closer to us." Citing the saints, the Pope insisted "God is not concerned so much with great numbers and with outw ...