Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

A Personal God Governs The Stars

"It is not the elemental spirits of the universe, the laws of matter, which ultimately govern the world and mankind, but that is, a personal God governs the stars, the universe; it is not the laws of matter and of evolution that have the final say, but reason, will, love—a Person. And if we know this Person and he knows us, then truly the inexorable power of material elements no longer has the last word; we are not slaves of the universe and of its laws, we are free. In ancient times, honest enquiring minds were aware of this. Heaven is not empty. Life is not a simple product of laws and the randomness of matter, but within everything and at the same time above everything, there is a personal will, there is a Spirit who in Jesus has revealed himself as Love."
Pope Benedict XVI in Spe Salvi



Blogger Pilgrimsarbour said...


April 05, 2008 10:22 PM  
Anonymous tiber jumper said...

Yes, ditto that Amen. I am only just starting to scratch the surface of some of PB16's writings. I am still only half way through his Jesus of Nazareth.

April 06, 2008 3:21 PM  
Blogger Joyful Catholics said...

HOPE...the virtue that will carry us through and on beyond the universe to OUR HOPE, Jesus. I 2nd that "amen!"

April 06, 2008 9:35 PM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

Great stuff!

I always am amazed that many of those who put us down for believing in a God that created the universe think that we came about as a product of a cosmic crap shoot.

What do you think is more reasonable?

April 07, 2008 5:22 PM  

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