“In a simple, direct, personal way he is presenting us with the reality of a God who does not condemn the world, but loves it more than it can believe or imagine (John 3:16–17). A God who can enter into the depths of our suffering is not repulsed by…
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…
Humility against vanity, against arrogance – humility, meekness, magnanimity, and love preserve unity.
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy
“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,…
“Am I humble enough to patiently stitch up, through sacrifice, the open wounds and communion?”
– Pope Francis
“Humility, meekness, magnanimity, and love to preserve unity! These, these are the roads, the true roads of the Church. Let us listen to this again. Humility against vanity, against arrogance—humility, meekness, magnanimity, and love preserve unity.”
― Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy
“We need to remember and remind ourselves where we come from, what we are, our nothingness.”
― Pope Francis, The Name of God is Mercy
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
Let us place before the Lord our own “battles”, the interior struggles that each of us carries in his or her heart.
~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016
When I think or hear it said that many Christians are persecuted and give their lives for their faith, does this touch my heart or not?
– Pope Francis