13 February 2013

Benedict XVI on Conversion

These words ring all the more true after the past three days:

The appeal to conversion lays bare and denounces the facile superficiality that all too often marks our lives. To repent [or convert] is to change direction in the journey of life: not, however, by means of a small adjustment, but with a true and proper about turn. Conversion means swimming against the tide, where the "tide" is the superficial lifestyle, inconsistent and deceptive, that often sweeps us along, overwhelms us and makes us slaves to evil or at any rate prisoners of moral mediocrity.

Pope Benedict XVI
General Audience 17/02/2010 (trans. © copyright Libreria Editrice Vaticana)
(h/t to Daily Gospel)

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