We must learn from Mary, we must relive her “yes,” her unreserved readiness to receive the son of God in her life. Through the Holy Spirit, the father and the son take up their abode with u we live in God and of God. Yet is our life truly…
God comes to break open everything that keeps you closed in.
~Pope Francis, World Youth day 2016
Pentecost – the sound of that suddenly came from heaven “like the rush of a violent wind”; “tongues as of fire” that divided and came to rest on each of the apostles. Sound and tongues of fire: these are clear, concrete signs.
– Pope Francis
“Whenever we encounter another person in love, we learn something new about God.”
― Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium
“Sofa-happiness”! That is probably the most harmful and insidious form of paralysis, since little by little, without even realizing it, we start to nod off, to grow drowsy and dull while others – perhaps more alert than we are, but not necessarily better – decide our future for us.
Second… The church is Catholic because she is universal: she is spread abroad through every part of the world, and she proclaims of the Gospel to every man and to every woman. The church has no limits; she is sent to the totality of the human race. And the…
Proclaiming Jesus, gives us joy. In contrast, egoism makes us better, sad, and depresses us. Evangelizing uplifts us.
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy
The book of Jonah! It is short, but it is a very instructive parable, especially for those of us in the church.
– Pope Francis
“St. Paul says that “the love of Christ compels us,” but this “compels us” can also be translated as “possesses us.” And so it is: love attracts us and sends us; it draws us in and gives us to others.”
― Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy