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This makes me think… about the impact of faith on culture

Faith and culture have to meet. By their active involvement in society, Christians are able to influence their culture in a better, more authentic and more incisive way. 

By the Incarnation, the Son of God took on human nature and inserted himself into a concrete and particular culture, people, language, forms of expression and rituals of celebration.

The Christian has to learn from the Incarnation to be a legitimate and authentic child of his time, his people, his society, his country. The Gospel has the power to give life to a culture. 

+Cardinal Francis Arinze
The Layperson’s Distinctive Role