Benedict XVI: Christians live as sons of love

Being a Christian means “living as children of God, that is of love,” and, in the face of evil in the world, choosing, like Jesus, “the path of humility and responsibility,” not to save oneself, “but to offer one’s own life for truth and justice.” This was the Pope’s message this morning as he spoke before the Angelus in St. Peter’s Square. On the feast of the Baptism of Jesus, Benedict XVI explained that Christ wished to make that gesture of penance and conversion for the same reason He became incarnate: it is “a divine abasement” that is summed up in the word “love, which is the proper name of God.” The Pope prayed that, in this Year of Faith, every Christian might rediscover the gift of his Baptism …

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