domingo, 8 de janeiro de 2012

Pope Benedict: Parents educators of the faith


The breathtaking frescos of the Sistine Chapel were the backdrop against which Pope Benedict celebrated Mass on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. It was also a joyous occasion for a number of parents who witnessed the Pope baptize their children.

The Holy Father, however, also had a message for the parents and godparents of these 16 babies and that was the importance of education.

To educate is a very challenging mission, said the Pope, and it is sometimes difficult for our limited human capacities.

But he added, “education becomes a wonderful mission if it is done in partnership with God, who is the first true educator of every man.

Drawing on Sunday’s Gospel during his Homily, Pope Benedict explained that John the Baptist was a great teacher to the disciples, but he knew their was someone mightier than him who would  ...»