Sol. of the Mother of God


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vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/homilies/2013/documents/hf_ben-xvi_hom_20130101_world-day-peace_en.html


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*Here, dear brothers and sisters, is the foundation of our peace: the certainty of contemplating in Jesus Christ the splendour of the face of God the Father, of being sons in the Son, and thus of having, on life’s journey, the same security that a child feels in the arms of a loving and all-powerful Father. The splendour of the face of God, shining upon us and granting us peace, is the manifestation of his fatherhood: the Lord turns his face to us, he reveals himself as our Father and grants us peace. Here is the principle of that profound peace – “peace with God” – which is firmly linked to faith and grace, as Saint Paul tells the Christians of Rome (cf. Rom 5:2). Nothing can take this peace from believers, not even the difficulties and sufferings of life. Indeed, sufferings, trials and darkness do not undermine but build up our hope, a hope which does not deceive because “God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us” (5:5).

May the Virgin Mary, whom today we venerate with the title of Mother of God, help us to contemplate the face of Jesus, the Prince of Peace. May she sustain us and accompany us in this New Year: and may she obtain for us and for the whole world the gift of peace. Amen! *

This is my favorite part of the link that you posted. I've selected the focus word "love" this year mainly for the very reasons noted in these passages. To live a life that is representative of a person who walks with Jesus. I think it'll help me be cognizant of areas that I am always working on such as patience, tolerance, etc.

Thank you for posting this.


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