Novo Millennio

John Paul - 2

“At the beginning of the new millennium, and at the close of the Great Jubilee … a new stage of the Church’s journey begins, our hearts ring out with the words of Jesus …”put out into the deep” for a catch: “Duc in altum” (Lk 5:4).

“…we ask ourselves today the same question put to Peter in Jerusalem immediately after his Pentecost speech: “What must we do?” (Acts 2:37).

“…faced with the great challenges of our time…we shall not be saved by a formula but by a Person, and the assurance which he gives us: I am with you!

“It is not therefore a matter of inventing a “new programme”. The programme already exists: it is the plan found in the Gospel and in the living Tradition, it is the same as ever. Ultimately, it has its centre in Christ himself, who is to be known, loved and imitated, so that in him we may live the life of the Trinity, and with him transform history … This programme for all times is our programme for the Third Millennium.