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Forgiveness Mercy Sin

The way in which God forgives

By on February 25, 2021

“Mercy, does not erase sins.” What erases sins is “God’s forgiveness.” But mercy is the way in which God forgives.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Mercy Sin

Being loved forever despite our sinfulness

By on February 25, 2021

Mercy:  the bridge that connects God and man, opening our heats to the hope of being loved forever despite our sinfulness.

~ Pope Francis


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Acceptance Compassion Jesus Love Sin

Transmission of the Christian message

By on February 23, 2021

Jesus sends forth his disciples not as holders of power or as masters of law into the world asking them to love in the logic of love and selflessness. The Christian message is transmitted by embracing those in difficulty, by embracing the outcast, the marginalized, and the sinner.
– Pope…


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Beliefs Healing Sin

Sin is more than a stain

By on February 22, 2021

The hypocrisy of those who believe that sin is a stain, only a stain, something that you can have dry-cleaned so that everything goes back to normal. Sin is more than a stain. Sin is a wound; it needs to be treated, healed.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God…


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Church Forgiveness Jesus Love Mercy Sin

The church does not reject sinners

By on February 21, 2021

The church, which is holy, does not reject sinners; because she calls everyone, welcomes them, is open even to those furthest from her; she calls everyone to allow themselves to be enfolded by the mercy, the tenderness, and the forgiveness of the father, who offers everyone the possibility of…


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Forgiveness Mercy Sin

God’s forgiveness erases it

By on February 20, 2021

“How many of us would deserve to be condemned! And it would be just! But he forgives.” How? “With mercy, which does not erase the sin: only God’s forgiveness erases it, while mercy goes further.”
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy


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Mercy Sin

The Heavens Open with the Birth of Jesus

By on February 18, 2021

The beginning of the great time of mercy, after sin had closed the heavens, raising itself as a barrier between the human being and his Creator.

The righteous justify themselves.  “I came for sinners.”

~ Pope Francis


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Acceptance Holy Spirit Judgement Mercy Sin

When a person begins to recognize the sickness in their soul

By on February 17, 2021

Without ever caving in to the temptation of feeling that we are just or perfect. The more conscious we are of our wretchedness and our sins, the more we experience the love and infinite mercy of God among us, and the more capable we are of looking upon the…


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The Holy Spirit lights up in the heart of a sinner

By on February 17, 2021

“When a person begins to recognize the sickness in their soul, when the Holy Spirit—the Grace of God—acts within them and moves their heart toward an initial recognition of their own sins, he needs to find an open door, not a closed one. He needs to find acceptance, not…


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Compassion Judgement Mercy Sin

Compassion has a more human face

By on February 15, 2021

Mercy is divine and has to do with the judgement of sin. Compassion has a more human face. It means to suffer with, to suffer together, to not remain indifferent to the pain and the suffering of others.
– Pope Francis, The Name of God Is Mercy

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During the Season of #Lent, the Holy Spirit drives us too, like Jesus, into the desert (Mk 1:12-15). It is not a physical place, but rather an existential dimension in which we can be silent and listen to the word of God, so that a true conversion might be effected in us.