Sunday, May 18, 2014

Being Christian

Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.

– Pope Benedict XVI
Deus Caritas Est ("God is Love")

Recommended Off-site Links:
The Unity of Love: Reflections on the First Encyclical of Pope Benedict XVI – Philip McDonagh (Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture via Project Muse, 2007).
Why Being A Gay Christian Isn't An Oxymoron – Tim Holbrook (, October 4, 2013).
The Bible Backs Same-Sex Couples – Matthew Vines (Salon, May 10, 2014).
How to Be Happy, Catholic and Gay – Terence Weldon (Queering the Church, January 16, 2014).
Witnessing a Catholic Same-Sex Wedding – Jamie L. Manson (National Catholic Reporter, July 27, 2011).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
God is Love
Getting It Right
The Many Manifestations of God's Loving Embrace
Love At Love's Brightest
The Triumph of Love
The Longing for Love: God's Primal Beatitude
Be Just in My Heart
Love as Exploring Vulnerability
The Art of Surrender
What It Means to Be Catholic
Trusting God's Generous Invitation
Somewhere In Between
The Most Sacred and Simple Mystery of All

Image: Charles Louis La Salle.

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