A tough one for me today, on the last full day of Pope Benedict’s Pontificate…
Today is Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Lent.
We hear about the Station, the Collects, and then have part of a sermon by Pope Benedict from 2009 for Palm Sunday.
I had to record this one several times, because I choked up toward the end.
From Benedict’s sermon:
An upright life always involves sacrifice, renunciation. To hold out the promise of a life without this constant re-giving of self is to mislead. There is no such thing as a successful life without sacrifice.
If I cast a glance back over my whole life, I have to say that it was precisely the moments when I said yes to renunciation that were the great and important moments of my life.