Pope Francis Teaches .....


Rejoice and be Glad

At its core, holiness is experiencing, in union with Christ, the mysteries of his life. It can entail reproducing in our own lives various aspects of Christ’s earthly life: his hidden life his life in community, his closeness to the outcast, his poverty and all the ways in which he showed his self sacrificing love. 

You need to see the entirety of your life as a mission. Try to do so by listening to God in prayer and recognising the signs that he gives  to you. Always ask the Spirit what Jesus expects from you at every moment of your life and in every decision you make, so as to discern its place in the mission you have received. Allow the spirit to forge in you the personal mystery that can reflect Jesus Christ in today’s world. 

May you come to realise the message of Jesus that God wants to speak to the world by your life. Despite your mistakes and missteps, the Lord will bring it to fulfilment provided that you do not abandon the path of love but remain ever open to his supernatural grace, which purifies and enlightens.

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