Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Pope Benedict XVI, A Saint?

Someone at Catholic Answers asked this question: do you think there is a possibility of Benedict being canonized some day?

Well, I'm sure Benedict himself is striving for sanctity, and therefore is saintly.

He himself said: "The saints are the true reformers. Only from the saints, only from God does true revolution come, the definitive way to change the world."

Since he wants to change the world, he is trying to be saint; and if he is trying to be a saint, God will grant what he asks for.

I heard from somebody that a German Cardinal quipped about Ratzinger: he has the intellect of 20 theologians and the simplicity of a child who just had his first communion. Well, if holiness demands both knowing God well and loving God as a child, then Pope Benedict must be holy! :)

If you remember his program of governance when he was installed as Pope, he said that it is about "listening to God" and "doing his will". What is that if not sanctity?

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