Looking at the “second great truth,” in Pope Francis’ 4th chapter narrative, “Christ saves you.” The progression is natural. Without love, the saving act of Christ doesn’t have the same power. It suggests that because we as human beings can love, we can aspire to imitate the Lord.
118. The second great truth is that Christ, out of love, sacrificed himself completely in order to save you. His outstretched arms on the cross are the most telling sign that he is a friend who is willing to stop at nothing: “Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end” (Jn 13:1).
Saint Paul said that his life was one of complete trust in that self-sacrificing love: “I now live by faith in the Son of God who loved me, and gave himself for me” (Gal 2:20).
Any comments? The Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on this link at the Vatican site.
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