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2007-06-08 | by revcruz
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Pope Benedict XVI's first encyclical "Deus Caritas Est" is a magnificent message quite timely in our age. I suggest everyone (as in everyone, Catholic or non-Catholic, as the essential message of the document is universal) to read it. This blog entry features my notes, quotations from reviews from the first part of the encyclical. One of the most endearing images quoted by the Holy Father in the document was that of Jacob's Ladder and how it represents the relationship between eros, an ascending love, brought into fruition in agape, an oblative descending love. It's amazing how Jacob's Ladder also mirrors the ultimate manifestation of God's love: Jesus. Link to encyclical here: Deus Caritas Est

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