Good advice from Pope Benedict

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At Mass today we hear the story of the rich young man, a story which speaks to any person (read: every person) who receives an invitation from Christ. Ultimately, though, the invitation we’re offered is an invitation to the happiness which only Christ can give. Refusing the invitation results in the sadness which follows from selfishness. When faced with a divine invitation the words of Pope Benedict XVI provide encouragement: “Do not be afraid of Christ! He takes nothing away, and he gives you everything. When we give ourselves to him, we receive a hundredfold in return. Yes, open, open wide the doors to Christ – and you will find true life.” Lord, help us to say YES to you!

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