The Theology of John Paul II
From "Tertio Millennio Adveniente"
Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II for the Third Millennium, 1994
Jesus Christ is the new beginning of everything. In him all things come into their own, they are taken up and given back to the Creator from whom they first came.
The Great Jubilee of the Year 2000
Jesus Christ is the recapitulation of everything (cf. Eph 1:10) and at the same time the fulfilment of all things in God: the fulfilment which is the glory of God....All creation is in reality a manifestation of his glory, in particular, man is the epiphany of God’s glory, man who is called to live by the fullness of life in God.
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Pope John Paul II
Encyclical Letter ‘Incarnationis Mysterium’ of Pope John Paul II for the Jubilee 2000
God’s purpose set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time
Contemplating the mystery of the Incarnation of the Son of God, the Church prepares to cross the threshold of the Third Millennium. Never more than at this time do we feel the need to make our own the Apostle's hymn of praise and thanksgiving:
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world that we should be holy and blameless before him. He destined us in love to be his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will... For he has made known to us in all wisdom and insight the mystery of his will, according to his purpose which he set forth in Christ as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth" (Eph 1:3-5, 9-10).
These words clearly indicate that in Jesus Christ the history of salvation finds its culmination and ultimate meaning. In him, we have all received "grace upon grace" (Jn 1:16), having been reconciled with the Father (cf. Rom 5:10; 2 Cor 5:18). More texts