memory awakens hope
Memory Awakens Hope. . . . . . . . . Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Seek That Which Is Above,1986
Advent is concerned with that very connection between memory and hope which is so necessary to man. Advent’s intention is to awaken the most profound and basic emotional memory within us, namely, the memory of the God who became a child. This is a healing memory; it brings hope. The purpose of the Church’s year is continually to rehearse her great history of memories, to awaken the heart’s memory so that it can discern the star of hope.…
It is the beautiful task of Advent to awaken in all of us memories of goodness and thus to open doors of hope.
Posted on December 9, 2009, in Advent, Christmas, Spirituality and tagged Advent, blessed season, Christmas, Gregorian chants, Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, memory. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.