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Change Desire Growth Joy Life

Joy is the ultimate pleasure

By on October 30, 2020

“When the search for pleasure becomes obsessive, it holds us in thrall and keeps us from experiencing other satisfactions. Joy, on the other hand, increases our pleasure and helps us find fulfillment in any number of things, even at those times of life when physical pleasure has ebbed.”
― Pope…


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Economic Justice Joy Life

Money does not bring us happiness

By on October 21, 2020

“Do not fall into the terrible trap of thinking that life depends on money and that, in comparison with money, anything else is devoid of value or dignity. This is nothing but an illusion! We cannot take money with us into the life beyond. Money does not bring us…


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Environment Hope Joy

Our struggles and concern for this planet

By on October 13, 2020

“Let us sing as we go. May our struggles and our concern for this planet never take away the joy of our hope.”
― Pope Francis, Laudato Si’: On the Care of Our Common Home


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Change Joy Love

Joy adapts and changes

By on October 4, 2020

“Joy adapts and changes, but it always endures, even as a flicker of light born of our personal certainty that, when everything is said and done, we are infinitely loved.”
― Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel


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Change Courage Jesus Joy Love Mercy

World Youth day 2016 – Following Jesus

By on October 3, 2020

Following Jesus demands a good dose of courage, a readiness to trade in the sofa for a pair of walking shoes and to set out on new and uncharted paths. To blaze trails that open up new horizons capable of spreading joy, the joy that is born of God’s…


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Joy Love Pessimism

Christians cannot be pessimists!

By on September 26, 2020

“Christians cannot be pessimists! They do not look like someone in constant mourning. If we are truly in love with Christ and if we sense how much he loves us, our hearts will “light up” with a joy that spreads to everyone around us.”
― Pope Francis, The Church…


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Failure Joy Life

World Youth day 2016 – The only way to be happy is to live in a haze

By on September 16, 2020

It is a great form of paralysis whenever we start thinking that happiness is the same as comfort and convenience, that being happy means going through life asleep or on tranquilizers, that the only way to be happy is to live in a haze.

~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016


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Beliefs Encouragement Failure Hope Joy Life

Always know in your heart that God is by your side

By on September 7, 2020

I would like to say forcefully: always know in your heart that God is by your side; he never abandoned you! Let us never lose hope! Let us never allow it to die in our hearts! The “Dragon,” evil, is present in our history, but it does not have the…


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Jesus Joy Love

The joy of having been saved

By on September 7, 2020

“Christ’s cross, embraced with love, never leads to sadness, but to joy, to the joy of having been saved and of doing a little of what he did on the day of his death.”
― Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy


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Joy: a Christian can never be sad!

By on August 29, 2020

“And here the first word that I wish to say to you: joy! Do not be men and women of sadness: a Christian can never be sad! Never give way to discouragement! Ours is not a joy born of having many possessions, but of having encountered a Person: Jesus,…

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We need to look at our cities with a contemplative gaze, a gaze of faith which sees God dwelling in homes, on the streets and squares. This presence must be found, discovered. God does not hide himself from those who seek him with a sincere heart. #WorldCitiesDay