Wednesday, January 25, 2012

QOTD (Quote of the Day)

On January 24, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI released his message for the 46th World Day of Social Communications that will be celebrated on May 20. His theme is "Silence and Word: Path of Evangelization."  The full text is available here.

Consider this pull quote in the context of last night's #ChSocM chat about preparing for Lent and how social media might help. His reference to "concise phrases" makes me think of . . . Twitter!

Attention should be paid to the various types of websites, applications and social networks which can help people today to find time for reflection and authentic questioning, as well as making space for silence and occasions for prayer, meditation or sharing of the word of God. In concise phrases, often no longer than a verse from the Bible, profound thoughts can be communicated, as long as those taking part in the conversation do not neglect to cultivate their own inner lives.

─ Pope Benedict XVI, "Silence and Word: Path of Evangelization." 

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