Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914) was lauded in his own day as one of the leading figures in English literature, yet today he is almost completely forgotten. Few stars of the literary firmament have ever shone quite so brightly in their own time before being eclipsed quite so inexplicably in posterity. This excerpt is from his book "Confessions of a Convert", published the year before his death.
"When I am weak, then I am strong"; "power made perfect in weakness." Such verses are often cited as key to spiritual growth, but do we really understand what they are talking about? Can anyone ever understand?
Is it pretentious for Christians to proclaim Christ as the only Savior of mankind? Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger posed that question Saturday, and in his response clarified the very meaning of the Christian mission.