Thursday, January 01, 2009

Holy New Year!!!

from Pope John Paul II, 1985


Yes, “everyone is searching for you,” O Jesus Christ!

Many search for you directly,

calling you by name, with faith, hope and charity.

There are some who search for you indirectly: through others.

And there are some who search for you without knowing it…

And there are some who search for you

even though they deny that they are doing so.

Nevertheless, all men are searching for you,

and they are searching for you above all

because you search for them first;

because you became man for all men, in the womb of the Virgin Mother;

because you redeemed all men at the cost of your Cross.

In this way you opened,

among the tangled and impassable paths of the human heart

and the destiny of man, the way.

To you, who are the way, the truth, and the life, we turn in this prayer….

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