Wednesday, May 16, 2012

S Margaret of Cortona: God "demands that all people everywhere repent"

because he has established a day on which he will 'judge the world with justice'

Christ invites his disciples to follow him by taking up their cross in their turn. By following him they acquire a new outlook on illness and the sick. Jesus associates them with his own life of poverty and service. He makes them share in his ministry of compassion and healing: "So they went out and preached that men should repent. And they cast out many demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick and healed them."

-- CCC 1506

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