Could any lurking Latinist please help me here? I like to compare the Pope’s Latin tweets to the English – I am fascinated by the quality (as it appears to me) of these Latin tweets – but honestly they are sometimes beyond me.
Take this one from today:
@Pontifex_ln: Nostris haud viribus christiani evadimus; donum Dei ipsius est in primis fides quam nobis Ille largitur intra perque Ecclesiam
I get the second half, but the first half is causing me some difficulty. I don’t get the meaning of the verb in this context. The parallel English tweet is:
@Pontifex: We do not become Christians by ourselves. Faith is above all a gift from God which is given to us in and through the Church.
The basic idea is, of course, from Lumen Fidei.