Sunday, September 10, 2017

QUOTATION: Contempt for Zeal

Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
We should not set up a kind of blasé “enlightened” attitude that regards the zeal of those who have been seized by the Holy Spirit, and their uninhibited belief in the word of God, as being equivalent to that fundamentalism which is anathema; an attitude that allows only that kind of faith for which “ifs”  and “buts” become more important than the substance of what is believed itself.

--Pope Benedict XVI, “Church Movements and Their Place in Theology”, Pilgrim Fellowship of Faith