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

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Conversion
 


God cannot change things without our conversion, and our true conversion begins with the "cry" of the soul imploring forgiveness and salvation. Christian prayer is not, therefore, an expression of fatalism or inertia; on the contrary, it is the opposite of evasion from reality, from consoling intimism. It is the force of hope, the maximum expression of faith in the power of God who is Love and does not abandon us.

 
Homily
Piazza del Plebiscito, Naples
21 October 2007

 
 
 
Conversion
 


To be converted thus means not pursuing one's own personal success - that is something ephemeral - but giving up all human security, treading in the Lord's footsteps with simplicity and trust so that Jesus may become for each one, as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta liked to say, "my All in all".

 
General Audience
Ash Wednesday
21 February 2007

 
 
 
Conversion
 


Conversion is never once and for all but is a process, an interior journey through the whole of life. This process of evangelical conversion cannot, of course, be restricted to a specific period of the year: it is a daily journey that must embrace the entire span of existence, every day of our life.

 
General Audience
Ash Wednesday
21 February 2007

 
 
 
Conversion
 


Conversion consists in freely and lovingly accepting to depend in all things, on God, our true Creator; to depend on love. This is not dependence but freedom.

 
General Audience
Ash Wednesday
21 February 2007

 

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