Tuesday, February 7, 2006
Fr. Andrea's last letter

This is an update to the post about Fr. Andrea, who was recently murdered in Turkey. Zenit recently published the 60-year-old priest's last letter. Read the whole letter at Zenit.

Here is an excerpt:

Jesus said: "I am the light of the world, he who follows me will not walk in darkness." If his light illuminates us, not only will it illuminate every situation, even the most tragic, but in addition we too, as He always said, will be light. The tenuous light of a candle illuminates a house, an extinguished lamp leaves everything in darkness. May he shine in us with his Word, with his spirit, with the sap of his saints. May our life be the wax that is consumed willingly.

2 comment(s):

del_button February 7, 2006 at 12:18 PM
adam said...

I encourage you to read all of James 2:14-26 and take passage 24 in context with the verses from 14-26 and in context with the entire Bible. If you look at what the entire section is talking about, you get a totally different meaning for vs. 24 than when you rip it out of where God placed it. I'll let you come to your conclusion, but as for me what the passage is really saying in context is very clear and simple.

del_button February 7, 2006 at 12:21 PM
adam said...

When you talk to a person, you don't take their words out of context. For that would be offensive to that person and put words into there mouths. When you read literature or any other book, we take the words around as well. So if we have learned to read everything together and not just one sentence from an entire book. Then why would we read the Bible out of context?

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