Let the risen Jesus into your life – welcome him as a friend, with trust: he is life! If up till now you have kept him at a distance, step forward. He will receive you with open arms. If you have been indifferent, take a risk; you won’t be disappointed. If following him seems difficult, don’t be afraid. Trust him, the confident that he is close to you, he is with you, and he will give you the peace you are looking for and the strength to live as he would have you do.
– Pope Francis, The Church of Mercy