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"Do not be afraid": Confidence, a Christian style of inhabiting the world

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Coordination: Isabel Varanda

Edition: Santuário de Fátima

Year: 2013

Dimensions: 24 x 17 cm

Pages: 318

There used to be a form of devotion-perhaps less practiced today but quite widespread not long ago-that included the idea of "offering up" the minor daily hardships that continually strike at us like irritating "jabs", thereby giving them a meaning. Of course, there were some exaggerations and perhaps unhealthy applications of this devotion, but we need to ask ourselves whether there may not after all have been something essential and helpful contained within it. What does it mean to offer something up? Those who did so were convinced that they could insert these little annoyances into Christ's great "com-passion" so that they somehow became part of the treasury of compassion so greatly needed by the human race. In this way, even the small inconveniences of daily life could acquire meaning and contribute to the economy of good and of human love. Maybe we should consider whether it might be judicious to revive this practice ourselves. (Benedict XVI, Spe Salvi, 40).
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