The Archbishop of Zagreb in peace, Cardinal Josip Bozanić, led the Eucharistic celebration in the Parish of St. Bishop Martin in Dugi Selo, during which he baptized Kristijan, the ninth child of the Tominac family. At the mass celebration, pres. Ivan Valentić, parish priest and dean of the Dugosel deanery, and Rev. Marko Vuković, the Cardinal’s secretary and assistant at the Department of Pastoral Theology of the Catholic Theological Faculty of the University of Zagreb.
Cardinal Bozanić said in his homily that it is not enough to have talents and abilities, but “one must work, strive and persistently move on, and only then what is done is accomplished God has planned for our life. We are placed here to contribute according to our possibilities and abilities so that life goes on and the world develops”. – Man is God’s co-creator; a helper to God in what God intended to do with us. He gave us gifts, opportunities, he gives us time and health – added the Cardinal and, interpreting the Gospel about talents, he emphasized that it is important to use what we have because “each of them used their talents, their abilities and opportunities to the maximum, and their time to do something.
He emphasized that everything in life requires perseverance, but also openness. Today we can say, may God be blessed for this new gift, for little Christian, who is a gift to his parents. Life is before him, life is opening up to him. May God be blessed because the parents were open to that talent, that gift. We don’t need to be afraid, but we ask God to free us from so many fears that prevent us from doing something good in life – concluded Bozanić.