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I have been rereading Pope Benedict XVI’s catechesis (March 7, 2007) on the Fathers of the Church. In the teaching on Eusebius of Caesarea, Benedict quotes this from Cardinal Jean Danielou:

“There is a mystery. History has a hidden content...The mystery is that of God’s works which constitute in time the authentic reality concealed behind the appearances...However, this history which He brings about for man, God does not bring about without him.”

It does bring to mind the Scripture: “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways says the Lord...My ways are higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55: 8,9).

These words might be very good for reflection for all believers in this post-election time.

Mary M. Phillips

Newburgh

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