Faith is Transmitted by Attraction – Pope Benedict XVI

Faith, as Benedict XVI himself recalled and as Francis likes to repeat, is only transmitted by attraction and not by proselytism or imposition. The believer is not the one who “possesses” something that he can “administer.” The Christian does not dispense pre-packaged answers to explain everything to everyone. The Christian can only reverberate some spark of the gift he has undeservedly received, and when this happens it is by pure grace. Therefore, he is called to seek God by dialoguing with everyone, taking on the existential doubts and wounds of those who do not believe, accompanying everyone, without ever considering that he himself has “arrived’. In this, too, Joseph Ratzinger, also in this,has been a witness and a master.

Source: Vatican News

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