Letters From a Young Catholic

My reflections as a Catholic young adult passionate about the Faith, seeking to grow in knowledge and understanding of God and discerning the will of the Lord in my life.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Gift and Mystery

Yesterday I read Gift and Mystery by Pope John Paul II cover to cover in one sitting. It's a good book and not too difficult to read. The Holy Father wrote the book on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of his priestly ordination. I'd highly recommend it.

"If we immerse our human and priestly "today" in the "today" of Jesus Christ, there is no danger that we will become out-of-date, belonging to "yesterday." Christ is the measure of every age. In his divine, human, and priestly "today," the conflict between "traditionalism" and "progressivism" - once so hotly debated - finds its ultimate resolution."
- Pope John Paul II in Gift and Mystery