It has been announced that the archbishop of my home diocese of Washington, DC – Archbishop Donald Wuerl – has been named a Cardinal! Congratulations Cardinal-designate Wuerl!
And, in a bit of shameless self-promotion, I will now be able to say that my book Who is Jesus Christ? Unlocking the Mystery in the Gospel of Matthew has been endorsed by a prince of the Church!
Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, in his reflections on the 2008 Synod on the Word of God, taught us that “Coming into communion with the Word of God, we enter a communion of the Church that lives the Word of God.” Eric Sammons’ reflections examine the titles and names given to Jesus by those who knew him, as recorded in the Gospel of Saint Matthew. Drawing on his own faith journey and his personal experience, Eric Sammons demonstrates how the lived Word of God — reflected in the lives and writings of the saints and prayers of the Church — of both the East and West — can help us to better know Jesus and to strive to form our daily lives into his likeness. Who Is Jesus Christ? Unlocking the Mystery in the Gospel of Matthew is a work of devotion and readers should find it both inspiring and encouraging.
— Cardinal-designate Donald W. Wuerl, S.T.D., Archbishop of Washington
Let us all remember to pray fervently for Cardinal-designate Wuerl and all the new Cardinals of the Church. May they always lead us faithfully to Jesus.