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Pope Benedict's Final General Audience

Pope’s Audience remarks in English:


Dear Brothers and Sisters, I offer a warm and affectionate greeting to the English-speaking pilgrims and visitors who have joined me for this, my last General Audience. Like Saint Paul, whose words we heard earlier, my heart is filled with thanksgiving to God who ever watches over his Church and her growth in faith and love, and I embrace all of you with joy and gratitude. During this Year of Faith, we have been called to renew our joyful trust in the Lord’s presence in our lives and in the life of the Church. I am personally grateful for his unfailing love and guidance in the eight years since I accepted his call to serve as the Successor of Peter. I am also deeply grateful for the understanding, support and prayers of so many of you, not only here in Rome, but also throughout the world. The decision I have made, after much prayer, is the fruit of a serene trust in God’s will and a deep love of Christ’s Church. I will continue to ac…

The Devil Doesn't Know What's On Your Mind

Even if you are so predictable.
When you love somebody, say it.  When you are sorry for having hurt someone, tell that person.  When you abhor something, renounce it out loud.
Because the devil doesn't know what's on your mind.  Until you make it clear to him your choice, he will not stop from enticing you to do things his way.  And he can only base his moves from your very own moves.
In the same way that when you are sorry for having offended God, you've got to confess it.  Out loud.  Not for God,  for He does already know what you are about to do or say even before you speak it.  Confessing out loud is for the devil to know what you truly think and feel.   "Hear me now?  Huh?  I am sorry of having chosen your way and I am saying sorry to my God! Bite me!"
The same thing applies to human-to-human relationship.  If you just base love on showmanship, there's a chance, a tiny bit of chance that things can get misunderstood.  It might be just a tiny chance, but…

Your Crossed-Out List

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To those who forget sooooo easily:

   Don't just ask 'Who should?'.  Ask 'Who shouldn't?'.  Some of them are running again for the senate this year.  If they are on the list, you know what to do.