Home – familiar flavor, which recalls warmth, affection, and the love that can be felt in a family. Hence the home represents the most precious human treasures: encounter, relations among people who are different in age, culture, and history, but who live together and help one another to grow….
The church is apostolic. Founded on the preaching in prayer of the apostles, on the authority that was entrusted to them by Christ himself. “You are no longer strangers and sojourners, your fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of…
How do I receive the gifts that the church offers me to grow and mature as a Christian? Do I participate in the life of the community, or do I go to church and withdraw into my own problems, isolating myself from others?
– Pope Francis
When we are paralyzed, we miss the magic of encountering others, making friends, sharing dreams, walking at the side of others.
~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016
“No one can grow if he does not accept his smallness.”
― Pope Francis
“Situations can change; people can change. Be the first to seek to bring good. Do not grow accustomed to evil, but defeat it with good.”
― Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy
1- Forgetting to relax & not taking time to recharge.
2- Not maintaining a sense of balance and interconnectedness with oneself – Contributes to anxiety, chaos and confusion.
3- Becoming too self-absorbed and neglecting to foster interpersonal relationships.
4- Expressing yourself in an intimidating manner- no being warm or smiling or friendly.
“We must not focus on occupying the spaces where power is exercised, but rather on starting long-run historical processes. We must initiate processes rather than occupy spaces.”
― Pope Francis, A Big Heart Open to God: A Conversation with Pope Francis
What does having inner freedom mean? First, being free from personal projects. Free from the possibility of planning your future or from the prospect of staying for any length of time in a place of “your own” pastoral action. It means, making yourself free also with regard to the…
“We should recognize how in a culture where each person wants to be bearer of his or her own subjective truth, it becomes difficult for citizens to devise a common plan which transcends individual gain and personal ambitions.”
― Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium