A Daily Quote to Inspire Your Catholic Faith

“Grace and freedom are thoroughly interwoven, and we cannot unravel their interrelatedness into clear formulae. It remains true that we could not love if we were not first loved by God. God’s grace always precedes us, embraces us and carries us. But it also remains true that man is called to love in return… he can love in return or he can refuse God’s love.”

– Pope Benedict XVI (1927-2022), Jesus of Nazareth: The Infancy Narratives, 2012 Liberia Editrice Vaticana

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