First encyclical of Pope Francis: Lumen Fidei

Pope Francis released his first Encyclical, Lumen Fidei, yesterday.  It is a beautiful reflection on faith.  Let’s start a parish discussion on this document.  Are there particular lines or ideas in this encyclical which speak to you?  Please share these in the comments section below.

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One Response to First encyclical of Pope Francis: Lumen Fidei

  1. A line which I find particularly beautiful is in paragraph 18: “Faith does not merely gaze at Jesus, but sees things as Jesus himself sees them, with his own eyes: it is a participation in his way of seeing. In many areas in our lives we trust others who know more than we do. We trust the architect who builds our home, the pharmacist who gives us medicine for healing, the lawyer who defends us in court. We also need someone trustworthy and knowledgeable where God is concerned. Jesus, the Son of God, is the one who makes God known to us (cf. Jn 1:18). Christ’s life, his way of knowing the Father and living in complete and constant relationship with him, opens up new and inviting vistas for human experience. “

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