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This makes me think… not about what, but who, is at the center of my faith.

The movement of love

between Father, Son and Spirit

runs through our history,

and Christ draws us

to himself

in order to save us.

At the centre of our faith

is the confession of

Jesus,

the Son of God,

born of a woman,

who brings us,

through the gift of the Holy Spirit,

to adoption

as sons and daughters.

– Francis, Lumen Fidei, 59

 

These are just two lines from the end of the encyclical Lumen Fidei. Each phrase could be a sermon in itself. They were so succinct and perfect, that I chose to set them in poetic form, different from their original prose setting in a magisterial document. You might also be interested in the related readings behind this text: Jn 12: 32; Gal 4: 4.

You can find my 5 part series on Lumen Fidei at Patheos.