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The "Small Pack"

“Soon we will have priests reduced to the role of social worker and the message of faith reduced to a political vision. Everything will seem lost, but at the right time, at the most dramatic stage of crisis, the Church will be reborn. It will be smaller, poorer, but also more holy. For it will no longer be the Church of those who seek to please the world, but the Church of those who are still faithful to God and His eternal law. The rebirth will be the work of a small, seemingly insignificant yet indomitable group who is able to endure a purification process. Because this is how God works. Against evil, a small pack resists.” (Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger)

Yes, I know that some have doubted whether Pope Benedict XVI really said this or not. It is very similar to other quotes I have found that he certainly did say, so it is at least in accord with what he believed and taught. Either way, it is a good quote, and it is a fascinating truth to be pondered. Who will be that "small pack" that holds to the truth while the rest fall away?

If it happens in our lifetime, will we be a part of that "small pack"?


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