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5.0 out of 5 stars A masterpiece, 31 May 2011
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This review is from: Jesus of Nazareth: Holy Week: from the Entrance into Jerusalem to the Resurrection Pt. 2 (Hardcover)
Pope Benedict XVI in this volume covers the period from the entry of Christ into Jerusalem to the Resurrection. It is a truly masterful presentation. The aspect which was seminal for me came in the section dealing with the washing of the disciples' feet on Maundy Thursday. Pope Benedict explains that often Christianity is seen as a higher moral standard than the old dispensation. eg Thou shalt not kill becomes do not get angry. But the Pope says the idea that Christianity ammounts to greater moral gymnastics is a misconception. The Christian way is the way of allowing Christ to cleanse us and purify us enabling Christ to live within and through us. I see the appreciation of this one point within this book to be life changing and transformative. (Why has no-one told me this before? This is the work of a master!)
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