-via Twitter, 11/13/17 5:30am
"A Christian can never be a pessimist!"
-via Twitter, 11/13/17 5:30am
"The faith we profess in the resurrection makes us men and women of hope, not despair, men and women of life not death, for we are comforted by the promise of eternal life, grounded in our union with the risen Christ."
-Papal mass in Commemoration of the Cardinals and Bishops Deceased During the Past Year. November 3, 2017
"Learn from wonder; nurture astonishment. Live, love, believe. And, with the grace of God, never despair."
-via Twitter, 10/30/17 6:30am
"Let yourself be guided by the tenderness of God so that you may transform the world with your faith."
-via Twitter, 10/19/17 5:30am
"In this time that follows the Resurrection of Jesus, in which peaceful moments continually alternate with painful moments, a Christian never rests. The Gospel recommends being as servants who never goes to sleep until their master has returned. This world requires our responsibility, and we accept all of it and with love. Jesus wants our existence to be laborious, that we never lower our guard, so as to welcome with gratitude and wonder each new day given to us by God. Every morning is a blank page on which a Christian begins to write with good works."
General Audience, October 11, 2017
"We must not let ourselves be overcome by fear, which is always a poor counsellor. Nor let ourselves be paralyzed by the sense of powerlessness that overwhelms us before the difficulty of the task before us. Rather, we are called to join forces, realizing that we need one another in order to seek and find the right means and approaches needed for effective responses."
-To the Participants in the Congress on "Child Dignity in the Digital World," October 6, 2017
"Hope is the virtue of a heart that does not close itself in darkness or remain locked in the past, but looks toward the future."
-Via Twitter, 9/20/17
"When we are feeling sad, when it feels like everything is going wrong, we should remember: "God loves me. God never adandons me."
-Via Twitter, 8/22/17
"Christ's resurrection everywhere calls forth seeds of that new world; even if they are cut back, they grow again, for the resurrection is already secretly woven into the fabric of this history."
-The Joy of the Gospel # 278
"Christians... by the grace of Christ received in Baptism are “oriented” men and women: they do not believe in darkness, but in the dim light of day; they do not succumb to the night, but hope in the dawn; they are not defeated by death, but yearn to rise again; they are not cowered by evil, because they always trust in the infinite possibilities of good. And this is our Christian hope: the light of Jesus, the salvation that Jesus brings to us with his light that saves us from the darkness."
-General Audience, August 2, 2017
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