Wednesday 26 October 2016

Education and hope

LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI
TO THE FAITHFUL OF THE DIOCESE AND CITY OF ROME
ON THE URGENT TASK OF EDUCATING YOUNG PEOPLE
21 January 2008



Lastly, I would like to offer you a thought which I developed in my recent Encyclical Letter Spe Salvi on Christian hope: the soul of education, as of the whole of life, can only be a dependable hope. Today, our hope is threatened on many sides and we even risk becoming, like the ancient pagans, people "having no hope and without God in the world", as the Apostle Paul wrote to the Christians of Ephesus (Eph 2: 12). What may be the deepest difficulty for a true educational endeavour consists precisely in this: the fact that at the root of the crisis of education lies a crisis of trust in life.

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