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50 Pope Benedict XVI Quotes on Faith (LOVE)

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The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.
The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.
Truth is not determined by a majority vote... Truth draws strength from itself and not from the number of votes in its favor.
Truth is not determined by a majority vote… Truth draws strength from itself and not from the number of votes in its favor.
We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
We are not some casual and meaningless product of evolution. Each of us is the result of a thought of God.
To have Christian hope means to know about evil and yet to go to meet the future with confidence.
To have Christian hope means to know about evil and yet to go to meet the future with confidence.
Evil draws its power from indecision and concern for what other people think.
Evil draws its power from indecision and concern for what other people think.
Purity of heart is what enables us to see.
Purity of heart is what enables us to see.
Let unifying love be your measure; abiding love your challenge; self-giving love your mission!
Let unifying love be your measure; abiding love your challenge; self-giving love your mission!
Dear friends, may no adversity paralyze you. Be afraid neither of the world, nor of the future, nor of your weakness.
Dear friends, may no adversity paralyze you. Be afraid neither of the world, nor of the future, nor of your weakness. 
Mercy is what moves us toward God, while justice makes us tremble in his sight.
Mercy is what moves us toward God, while justice makes us tremble in his sight.
God is the source of life. To set God aside is to separate ourselves from that source and, inevitably, to deprive ourselves of fulfillment and joy.
God is the source of life. To set God aside is to separate ourselves from that source and, inevitably, to deprive ourselves of fulfillment and joy.

18 Inspirational Pope Benedict XVI Quotes on Life and Faith (CHRISTIAN)

“The aim of all Christian education, moreover, is to train the believer in an adult faith that can make him a “new creation”, capable of bearing witness in his surroundings to the Christian hope that inspires him.”

Pope Benedict XVI
If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge.
If you follow the will of God, you know that in spite of all the terrible things that happen to you, you will never lose a final refuge.
Having faith means drawing support from the faith of your brothers and sisters, even as your own faith serves as a support for the faith of others.
Having faith means drawing support from the faith of your brothers and sisters, even as your own faith serves as a support for the faith of others.
The foundation of the world is love, so even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One that loves you.
The foundation of the world is love, so even when no human being can or will help you, you may go on, trusting in the One that loves you.
It is theologically and anthropologically important for woman to be at the center of Christianity.
It is theologically and anthropologically important for woman to be at the center of Christianity.
Through Mary, and the other holy women, the feminine element stands at the heart of the Christian religion.
Through Mary, and the other holy women, the feminine element stands at the heart of the Christian religion.

“Holiness does not consist in never having erred or sinned. Holiness increases the capacity for conversion, for repentance, for willingness to start again and, especially, for reconciliation and forgiveness.”

Pope Benedict XVI
If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great.
If we let Christ into our lives, we lose nothing, nothing, absolutely nothing of what makes life free, beautiful and great.
Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return.
Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return.
The ways of the Lord are not easy, but we were not created for an easy life but for great things, for goodness.
The ways of the Lord are not easy, but we were not created for an easy life but for great things, for goodness.
It is true: God disturbs our comfortable day-to-day existence. Jesus’ kingship goes hand in hand with his passion.
It is true: God disturbs our comfortable day-to-day existence. Jesus’ kingship goes hand in hand with his passion.
Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ – and you will find true life.
Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ – and you will find true life.
The Lord has allowed you to live in this moment of history so that, by your faith, his name will continue to resound throughout the world.
The Lord has allowed you to live in this moment of history so that, by your faith, his name will continue to resound throughout the world.
God is not distant: he is 'Emmanuel,' God-with-us. He is no stranger: he has a face, the face of Jesus.
God is not distant: he is ‘Emmanuel,’ God-with-us. He is no stranger: he has a face, the face of Jesus.
We let ourselves be molded and transformed by Christ and continually pass from the side of one who destroys to that of the one who saves.
We let ourselves be molded and transformed by Christ and continually pass from the side of one who destroys to that of the one who saves.
To be truly alive is to be transformed from within, open to the energy of God’s love.
To be truly alive is to be transformed from within, open to the energy of God’s love.
Do not be satisfied with anything less than Truth and Love, do not be content with anything less than Christ.
Do not be satisfied with anything less than Truth and Love, do not be content with anything less than Christ.

“If we look to the saints, this great luminous wake with which God has passed through history, we truly see that here is a force for good that survives through millennia; here is truly light from light.”

Pope Benedict XVI

12 Wise Pope Benedict Quotes (WISDOM)

Freedom of conscience is the core of all freedom.
Freedom of conscience is the core of all freedom.

“It is not by sidestepping or fleeing from suffering that we are healed, but rather by our capacity for accepting it, maturing through it and finding meaning through union with Christ, who suffered with infinite love.”

Pope Benedict XVI
Men and women were created for something great, for infinity. Nothing else will ever be enough.
Men and women were created for something great, for infinity. Nothing else will ever be enough.

“Prudence does not mean failing to accept responsibilities and postponing decisions; it means being committed to making joint decisions after pondering responsibly the road to be taken.”

Pope Benedict XVI
The loss of joy does not make the world better - and, conversely, refusing joy for the sake of suffering does not help those who suffer.
The loss of joy does not make the world better – and, conversely, refusing joy for the sake of suffering does not help those who suffer.

“If in my life I fail completely to heed others, solely out of a desire to be ‘devout’ and to perform my ‘religious duties’, then my relationship with God will also grow arid. It becomes merely ‘proper’, but loveless.”

Pope Benedict XVI
One who has hope lives differently.
One who has hope lives differently.

“In the name of freedom, there has to be a correlation between rights and duties, by which every person is called to assume responsibility for his or her choices, made as a consequence of entering into relations with others.”

Pope Benedict XVI
It is not by isolation that man establishes his worth, but by placing himself in relation with others and with God.
It is not by isolation that man establishes his worth, but by placing himself in relation with others and with God.

“All the great works of art, the cathedrals – the Gothic cathedrals and the splendid Baroque churches – are a luminous sign of God, and thus are truly a manifestation, an epiphany of God.”

Pope Benedict XVI
It is important to be in the 'we' of the Church, in the 'we' of the life of the Liturgy.
It is important to be in the ‘we’ of the Church, in the ‘we’ of the life of the Liturgy.
The church is not a political power; it's not a party, but it's a moral power.
The church is not a political power; it’s not a party, but it’s a moral power.

10 Pope Benedict XVI Quotes on the Power of Love

“Love is the only force capable of changing the heart of the human person and of all humanity, by making fruitful the relations between men and women, between rich and poor, between cultures and civilizations.”

Pope Benedict XVI
Seeing with the eyes of Christ, I can give to others much more than their outward necessities; I can give them the look of love which they crave.
Seeing with the eyes of Christ, I can give to others much more than their outward necessities; I can give them the look of love which they crave.

“Do not desire anything less for your life than a love that is strong and beautiful and that is capable of making the whole of your existence a joyful undertaking of giving yourselves as a gift to God and your brothers and sisters.”

Pope Benedict XVI
Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed. Each of us is loved. Each of us is necessary.
Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed. Each of us is loved. Each of us is necessary.

“The fundamental human right, the presupposition of every other right, is the right to life itself. This is true of life from the moment of conception until its natural end. Abortion, consequently, cannot be a human right — it is the very opposite. It is a deep wound in society.”

Pope Benedict XVI
God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world peace in the hearts of all men and women and peace among the nations of the Earth.
God of peace, bring your peace to our violent world: peace in the hearts of all men and women and peace among the nations of the Earth.

“To acknowledge the beauty and goodness of marriage is to realize that only a setting of fidelity and indissolubility, along with openness to God’s gift of life, is adequate to the grandeur and dignity of marital love.”

Pope Benedict XVI
God’s love for his people is so great that it turns God against himself, his love against his justice.
God’s love for his people is so great that it turns God against himself, his love against his justice.

“Violence does not build up the kingdom of God, the kingdom of humanity. On the contrary, it is a favorite instrument of the Antichrist, however idealistic its religious motivation may be. It serves not humanity, but inhumanity.”

Pope Benedict XVI
God loves us. This is the great truth of our life; it is what makes everything else meaningful.
God loves us. This is the great truth of our life; it is what makes everything else meaningful.

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