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“Authentic faith always sees God as love” says Pope
“Authentic faith always sees God as love” says Pope

.- Today, in his general audience at the Vatican, the Holy Father spoke on the subject of "thanksgiving" basing his thoughts on Psalm 114. The psalmist, John Paul II affirmed, "expresses loving recognition to the Lord, after his intense supplications were answered; 'I love the Lord because He has heard my voice and my supplications. Because He inclined his ear to me, therefore I will call on Him as long as I live.'”

“This declaration of love”, the Pope said, “is immediately followed by a vivid description of the mortal danger that had been menacing the psalmist's life."

"From that tragic abyss," he continued, "a cry arose towards the only One who can extend a hand and lift the anguished psalmist from that inextricable turmoil; 'O Lord. I beseech you, save my life!'"

"The call for help addressed to the Lord that we have just heard in the psalm," said the Holy Father, "reminds us of the great value of prayer. The believer clings to the Lord as his only hope of salvation and expresses his grateful love for the protection he receives."

The Holy Father highlighted the fact that "authentic faith always sees God as love, even if at times we find it difficult to understand His actions fully. It always remains certain that 'the Lord preserves the simple', and so in misery and solitude you can always rely upon Him."

"Prayer helps us to rediscover the loving face of God. He never abandons his people but guarantees that, notwithstanding trials and suffering, good triumphs in the end."   


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