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The way of Christian life

· Benedict XVI at the General Audience reflects on the meaning of the hymn to Christ contained in the Letter to the Philippians ·

If people of our time want to find themselves, they must empty themselves of their selfishness and fill themselves with the love of God. This is the way of Christian life that Benedict XVI pointed out to the faithful present this morning, Wednesday 27 June, in the Paul VI Hall at the last General Audience before the break planned for the month of July. The weekly appointments with the Pope will be resumed on Wednesday 1 August and will be held at the Papal Residence in Castel Gandolfo.

“Human logic”, Benedict XVI explained, proposing a reflection on the “'Christological hymn” contained in St Paul's Letter to the Philippians, “often seeks its own fulfilment in power, in domination, in powerful means: man continues to wish to build the Tower of Babel with his own efforts, to reach God's heights by himself, to be like God”. “Man”, he added, “does not find himself by remaining in himself, affirming himself”; he only finds himself by coming out of himself. Lastly, the Pope explained the importance of genuflection.




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