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Courage Responsibility Shame Trust

The fabric of trust

By on July 6, 2020

He who brings us from the disintegration of shame – to the fabric of trust. He restores courage, re-entrusts responsibility, and sends us out on mission.

– Pope Francis


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Grace Humility Shame Sin

Recognizing oneself as a sinner is a grace

By on July 4, 2020

Even recognizing oneself as a sinner is a grace, the most one can say is: I am limited. But recognizing oneself as a sinner is something else. It means standing in front of God, with our miseries, our sins.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Grace Humility Jesus Shame

The grace to recognize ourselves as sinners

By on July 2, 2020

Jesus is there, his hand extended, ready to reach out to us and pull us out of the mud, out of sin, out of the abyss of evil into which we have fallen. We need only be conscious of our state, be honest with ourselves, and not lick our…


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We should be displeased with ourselves when we commit sin

By on June 27, 2020

“Search within your heart for what is pleasing to God. Your heart must be crushed. The impure heart must be destroyed so that the pure one may be created. We should be displeased with ourselves when we commit sin, for sin is displeasing to God.
– Pope Francis, The Name…


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Acceptance Family Judgement Shame Sin

World Youth day 2016 – Their mistakes and sins have made them outcasts

By on June 26, 2020

Let us identify with those for whom “the family is a meaningless concept, the home only a place to sleep and eat”, and with those who live with the fear that their mistakes and sins have made them outcasts.

~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016


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There are no situations we cannot get out of

By on June 22, 2020

“There are no situations we cannot get out of, we are not condemned to sink into quicksand, in which the more we move the deeper we sink. Jesus is there, his hand extended, ready to reach out to us and pull us out of the mud, out of sin,…


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How to give a good confession

By on June 20, 2020

How to give a good confession?
Look earnestly at himself and his sin.
Feel like a sinner, so that he can be amazed by God.
To recognize our need, our emptiness, our wretchedness. We cannot be arrogant.

– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Beliefs Fellowship Judgement Responsibility Shame Sin

Lord of Hosts

By on June 7, 2020

“The wages of the laborers who mowed your fields, which you kept back by fraud, cry out, and the cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts” (James 5:4).

– Pope Francis


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Forgiveness Humility Mercy Shame Sin

Our need for forgiveness and mercy

By on May 2, 2020

A shattered heart is the most pleasing gift to God. It is the sign that we are conscious of our sins, of the evil we have done, of our wretchedness, and of our need for forgiveness and mercy.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Forgiveness Scandal Shame Sin

The grace to recognize themselves as sinners

By on May 1, 2020

We need to pray that God can find his way into the hearts of the corrupt and grant them the grace of shame, the grace to recognize themselves as sinners in need of his forgiveness.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy

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