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Joy Love Pessimism

Christians cannot be pessimists!

By on October 16, 2021

“Christians cannot be pessimists! They do not look like someone in constant mourning. If we are truly in love with Christ and if we sense how much he loves us, our hearts will “light up” with a joy that spreads to everyone around us.”
― Pope Francis, The Church…


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Idolatry Joy

Technological society

By on October 15, 2021

“technological society has succeeded in multiplying occasions of pleasure, yet has found it very difficult to engender joy.”
― Pope Francis, The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium


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Jesus Joy Love

The joy of having been saved

By on October 10, 2021

“Jesus on the cross feels the whole weight of the evil, and with the force of God’s love he conquers it; he defeats it with his resurrection. This is the good that Jesus does for us on the throne of the cross. Christ’s cross, embraced with love, never leads…


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Beliefs Encouragement Failure Hope Joy Life

Always know in your heart that God is by your side

By on September 12, 2021

I would like to say forcefully: always know in your heart that God is by your side; he never abandoned you! Let us never lose hope! Let us never allow it to die in our hearts! The “Dragon,” evil, is present in our history, but it does not have the…


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Economic Justice Joy Life

Money does not bring us happiness

By on September 9, 2021

“Do not fall into the terrible trap of thinking that life depends on money and that, in comparison with money, anything else is devoid of value or dignity. This is nothing but an illusion! We cannot take money with us into the life beyond. Money does not bring us…


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Beliefs Church Faith Jesus Joy Worship

Proclaiming and bearing witness

By on August 27, 2021

We all must open our doors and go out. Let us ask ourselves, then, what do I do in order to communicate to others the joy of encountering the Lord, the joy of belonging to the church? Proclaiming and bearing witness is not the work of the few.

– Pope…


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Beliefs Faith Hope Joy Life Love Shame Sin

God’s saving love

By on August 6, 2021

“It is not just one transforming moment of realization and “conversion,” though often it begins that way. It is the habitual knowledge that informs each moment of our lives, not as a paralyzing sense of guilt or shame, but as joyous thankfulness; an ever deepening self-knowledge of one’s dependency…


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Jesus Joy Love

The joy of having been saved

By on August 5, 2021

“Christ’s cross, embraced with love, never leads to sadness, but to joy, to the joy of having been saved and of doing a little of what he did on the day of his death.”
― Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy


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Change Desire Growth Joy Life

Joy is the ultimate pleasure

By on August 4, 2021

“When the search for pleasure becomes obsessive, it holds us in thrall and keeps us from experiencing other satisfactions. Joy, on the other hand, increases our pleasure and helps us find fulfillment in any number of things, even at those times of life when physical pleasure has ebbed.”
― Pope…


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Beliefs Faith Inspiration Joy

Evangelizing uplifts us

By on August 2, 2021

Proclaiming Jesus, gives us joy. In contrast, egoism makes us better, sad, and depresses us. Evangelizing uplifts us.
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy

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I express my closeness to the thousands of migrants, refugees in Libya: I never forget you; I hear your cries and pray for you. We are all responsibile for these our brothers and sisters, who have been victims of this serious situation for too many years. Let us #PrayTogether.