When Christians say, “Amen,” they are expressing their trust in the loving promise of God manifested in Jesus Christ, Pope Benedict said during his general audience on Wednesday, May 30.
“The Spirit, poured forth into our hearts, leads us to the Father, constantly making present God’s Yes to us in Christ and in turn enabling us to say our Yes –- Amen! –- to God,” the Pope told tens of thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square.
“Our use of the word 'Amen,' rooted in the ancient liturgical prayer of Israel and then taken up by the early Church, expresses our firm faith in God’s word and our hope in his promises.”
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