This is an encouraging news from the Catholic camp. The pope invites people to a PERSONAL encounter with Christ. I wonder if the Orthodox Church (especially Romanian = BOR) will follow? I hope and pray they will.
Pope’s Second Encyclical Invites People to Personally Encounter Jesus
According to Catholic News Service, though Pope Benedict XVI’s latest encyclical is difficult to categorize or summarizing in a single line, a fundamental point is that Christ’s sacrifice overturned the pagan worldview of the early Christian era. In Christianity’s new vision, the universe was governed not by the laws of matter but by a personal God who revealed himself in the person of Jesus Christ. “And if we know this person and he knows us, then truly the inexorable power of material elements no longer has the last word; we are not slaves of the universe and of its laws, we are free,” the Pope said.
This is from Religion Today Summaries – December 5, 2007.
I am in the process of writing an article about PEACE in Islam and Christianity. I have not done very much research yet – but I think that Islam is going “to lose” in this one. However – I would like (and will try) to be as unbiased as possible. Of course – I write as a Christian. In any case – any comments or suggestions to clarify this suject are welcome. SHALOM/Salaam