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Monday, May 28, 2012

0227: Salvation History: An Interweaving of Particularity and Universality




Entry 0227: Salvation History: An Interweaving of Particularity and Universality



“The history of salvation begins with the choice of a man, Abraham, and a people, Israel, but its scope is universal, the salvation of all peoples. The history of salvation has always been marked by this interweaving of particularity and universality” (Pope Benedict XVI, Reflection before the Recitation of Regina Caeli, 17 May 2009).

“Universality is always a transcending of ourselves, a renunciation of something that is ours” (Pope Benedict XVI, Homily during the Celebration of Palm Sunday of the Passion of Our Lord, 5 April 2009).