The Pope Emeritus is starting to speak again, and has decided to make available this collection of his homilies, most previously unpublished, in which he addresses the theme, which from the beginning he has celebrated, pondered, and witnessed to more than any other: Love.
He beautifully states, “Christianity is a journey; it is not a theory, a sum total of doctrine; Christianity is life, it is a vital impetus that carries us toward true life . . . Christianity is therefore the inversion of the normal direction of our existence. Human life, according to its natural tendency, is a journey toward death. But then, what is life? When can someone say: ‘I have found life’? Where do we find it? Love is life. Love is synthesis; death is dissolution. Someone who has found love can say: I have found life.”
About the Author
Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) is widely recognized as one of the most brilliant theologians and spiritual leaders of our age. As Pope he authored the bestselling 3-volume work, Jesus of Nazareth, and prior to his pontificate, he wrote many influential books that continue to remain important for the contemporary Church, including Introduction to Christianity and The Spirit of the Liturgy.