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Quote of the Day - God calls man first

January 17, 2013
POPE CELEBRATES CLOSING MASS OF SYNOD OF BISHOPS ON THE NEW EVANGELIZATION
2567 God calls man first. Man may forget his Creator or hide far from his face; he may run after idols or accuse the deity of having abandoned him; yet the living and true God tirelessly calls each person to that mysterious encounter known as prayer. In prayer, the faithful God's initiative of love always comes first; our own first step is always a response. As God gradually reveals himself and reveals man to himself, prayer appears as a reciprocal call, a covenant drama.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church
CNS photo / Paul Haring
Pope Benedict XVI celebrates the closing Mass of the Synod of Bishops on the new evangelization in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Oct. 28, 2012.

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