All People Await Jesus, Says Benedict XVI
Urges Continual Proposal of Gospel, Without Imposing
PORTO, Portugal, MAY 14, 2010 (Zenit.org).- Everyone is waiting for Jesus, even those who don’t realize it, says Benedict XVI.
The Pope stated this today in a Mass celebrated in Porto’s Avenida de los Aliados, in front of the municipal palace, with the participation of 120,000 faithful. Today is the final day of his apostolic trip to Portugal.
“My brothers and sisters,” he said, “you need to become witnesses with me to the resurrection of Jesus.”
The “indispensable mission of every ecclesial community” is “to receive from God and to offer to the world the Risen Christ, so that every situation of weakness and of death may be transformed, through the Holy Spirit, into an opportunity for growth and life,” the Pontiff said.
“And everyone, in the end, asks this of us, even those who seem not to,” he affirmed. “From personal and communal experience, we know well that it is Jesus whom everyone awaits.”
“We impose nothing, yet we propose ceaselessly,” the Holy Father stated.
That’s what we do here at Sentire Cum Ecclesia, Holy Father!