At the center of our faith: Jesus Christ or the human person?

The Catholic faith we received on the day of our Baptism is centered on the person of Jesus Christ, only begotten Son of the Father, Lord of all creation, and Redeemer of humanity. At first glance, no one would dare to differ with this simple affirmation, so very evident for anyone who prays the Creed with devotion. Sincerely permeated with the faith, a Christian lives according to the Commandments, and is not frightened by the sufferings and difficulties of life. Encountering someone in need, he spares no effort to assist them; recalling, however, that ‘not by bread alone does man live, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of the Lord (Deut 8:3)’.

To live the faith in our days demands constant courage and heroism, because many do not understand, fail to support and even persecute those who radically reject sin, confess regularly, attend Sunday Mass, and strive to conform their hearts and their minds to Jesus. These everyday heroes would be surprised to hear someone say that it is not necessary to go against the tide of this world, because to live the faith it is enough to help others, without distinction. In other words, more than living for Christ, it’s enough to dedicate oneself to others. Is it really that simple? How does the Magisterium teach us to live our faith, keeping our salvation in sight? Read more…

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