GeE 44: Doctrine And Questions

See the source imageThe questions people bring to faith are not open doubts about tenets of faith, but queries about the situations of their lives. Pope Francis suggests that Christian disciples will place themselves in the shoes of those who wonder about things:

44. In effect, doctrine, or better, our understanding and expression of it, “is not a closed system, devoid of the dynamic capacity to pose questions, doubts, inquiries… The questions of our people, their suffering, their struggles, their dreams, their trials and their worries, all possess an interpretational value that we cannot ignore if we want to take the principle of the incarnation seriously. Their wondering helps us to wonder, their questions question us”. [Video Message to Participants in an International Theological Congress held at the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (1-3 September 2015)]

You can check the full document Gaudete et Exsultate on the Vatican website.

 

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Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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