Thought for the week



“Christ gives up his life in order to open the way to eternal life for humanity. However, to win eternal life they too must give up their earthly life. They must die with Christ in order to rise with him: the lifelong death of suffering and of daily self-denial and even, if necessary, the bloody death of a martyr for the Gospel of Christ. Well may God’s plan of salvation be directed toward all humanity, and on their account toward his chosen people. But his purpose is to reach every single one as a bride, caring for it with paternal fidelity.” St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, Edith Stein, a convert from Judaism who was put to death in Auschwitz.

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