Saturday, 30 July 2011

Day for LIfe (2): Bishop Michael Evans

The home page of this year's Day for Life features the words of Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to Britain last year:
‘Happiness is something we all want, but one of the great tragedies in this world is that so many people never find it, because they look for it in the wrong places. The key to it is very simple – true happiness is to be found in God. We need to have the courage to place our deepest hopes in God alone, not in money, in a career, in worldly success, or in our relationships with others, but in God. Only he can satisfy the deepest needs of our hearts’. (Pope Benedict XVI, The Big Assembly: Address to Young People, Twickenham, England, 17th September 2010).
The video resources appear to me much better than the materials on the front page of the site. In particular, there are three clips in which Bishop Michael Evans talks about his experience of the Christian life and of terminal illness. These are particularly moving given that we can now watch them after he has died. I do recommend these to you. [In passing, I was particularly interested in his citing Pope Paul VI, along with Brother Roger of Taize, as being an inspiring figure for his (Bishop Evans') Christian life.]

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