Selected quotes of Pope Benedict XVI offered daily for prayer and reflection‚€¶.

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The Scriptures
 


Anyone who listens to the Word of God can and must speak and transmit it to others, to those who have never heard it, or who have forgotten it and buried under the thorny troubles and deceptions of the world (cf. Mt 13: 22).

 
Homily at Vespers
St Paul Outside the Walls

25 January 2007

 
 
 
The Scriptures
 


Always cultivate a thirst for the word of God!
In this way, you will learn to love everyone you meet along life's journey.

 
Vespers
Cathedral of Notre-Dame
Paris, France
12 September 2008

 
 
 
The Scriptures
 


The Word of God is not only a word. In Jesus Christ, it is present in our midst as a Person.

 
Homily
Our Lady Star of Evangelization
Rome
10 December 2006

 
 
 
The Scriptures
 


Meditate on Godís word! Discover how relevant and real the Gospel can be.
Pray! Prayer and the Sacraments are the sure and effective means to be a Christian and to live rooted and built up in Christ.

 
Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon
Bkerke; Lebanon
16 September 2012

 
 
 
The Scriptures
 


The Word of God is always a renewing force which gives meaning and order to our time.

 
Homily
Our Lady Star of Evangelization
Rome
10 December 2006

 
 
 
The Scriptures
 


Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Scriptures, and their definitive interpreter.

 
Homily
Opening of the Year of Faith
St Peter's Square
11 Octo'ber 2012

 
 
 
The Scriptures
 


In Holy Scripture we hear the words of eternal life; they do not simply come from men, they come from Him and in them we hear Godís voice.

 
Address to the German People
Radio Program
"Wort zum Sontag"
17 September 2011

 
 
 
The Scriptures
 


You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken to you", he was to say to his disciples in the discourse on the vine (Jn 15: 3). Over and over again he washes us with his Word. Yes, if we accept Jesus' words in an attitude of meditation, prayer and faith, they develop in us their purifying power. Day after day, we are as it were, covered by many forms of dirt, empty words, prejudices, reduced and altered wisdom; a multi-facetted semi-falsity or falsity constantly infiltrates deep within us. All this clouds and contaminates our souls, threatens us with an incapacity for truth and the good. If we receive Jesus' words with an attentive heart they prove to be truly cleansing, purifications of the soul.

 
Homily
Mass of the Lord's Supper
Holy Thursday
20 March 2008

 

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