Thought for the week

Thought for the week

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK (BY POPE FRANCIS)

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The faith we proclaim at Christmas make us see God present in all those situations where we think he is absent. He is present in the unwelcomed visitor, often unrecognizable, who walk through our cities and our neighborhoods, who travels on our buses and knock on our doors. Our faith tell us not to be afraid of new forms of relationship, in which none have to feel that there is no room for them on earth. in the Child of Bethlehem, God comes to meet us and make us active sharers in the life around us. He offers himself to us so that we can take him in our arms, lift him and embrace him, and with him the thirsty, the stranger, the naked. the sick, the imprisoned.

 

Thought for the week

                                                     THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

 

“And finally, Margaret, this I know very well that without my fault God

will not let me be lost. I shall therefore with good hope commit myself

entirely to him. Nothing can come but that which God wills. And I make

myself very sure that whatever that be, seem it never so bad in sight,

it shall in deed be best.”

(St. Thomas More writing to his daughter from the Tower of London

before his execution.)

Thought for the week

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“It is not a headlong leap into heroism that makes someone a saint, but patiently and humbly walking with Jesus, step by step. Holiness does not consist in adventurous achievements of virtue, but in joining him in loving. Hence the real saints are also the quite human, quite natural people in whom through the Easter transformation and purification what is human appears afresh in its total originality and beauty”  (Pope Benedict XVI)  

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Thought for the week. “The parable of the Talents urges us not to conceal our faith and our belongings to Christ, not to bury the Word of the Gospel, but to let it circulate in our life, in our relationships, in concrete situations, as a strength which galvanizes, which purifies, which renews. Similarly the forgiveness, which the Lord grants us particularly in the Sacrament of Reconciliation: let us not keep it closed within ourselves, but let us allow it to emit its power, which brings down the walls that our egoism has raised, which enables us to take the first step in strained relationships, to resume dialogue where there is no longer communication.” (Pope Francis) 

 

 

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“The Body of Christ is the bond which unites you to him: eat it, or you will have no part in him. The blood of Christ is the price he paid for your redemption: drink it, lest you despair of your sinfulness. We are torn from him when we are not obedient to the Word of the Lord, when we do not live brotherhood between us, when we race to occupy the first places, when we do not find the courage to witness to charity, when we are unable to offer hope. The Eucharist allows us not to be torn from him, for it is the bond of communion, a living sign of the love of Christ who humbled and annihilated himself for us, that we might remain united.” (Pope Francis)

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“God designed the human machine to run on Himself. He Himself is the fuel our spirits were designed to burn or the food our spirits were designed to feed on. There is no other. That is why it is just no good asking God to make us happy in our own way without bothering about religion. God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.” ( C.S. Lewis)

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The beauty and harmony of Churches, destined to render praise to God, invite us human beings too, though limited and sinful, to convert ourselves to form a “Cosmos”, a well ordered construction, in close communion with Jesus, who is the true Holy of Holies.    (St. John Paul II)

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Just as the commandment “Thou shalt not Kill” sets a clear limit in order to safeguard the value of human life, today we also have to say “thou shall not” to an economy of exclusion and inequality. Such an economy kills. How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses 2 points”  -  Pope Francis  

 

 

 

 

Thought of the week

THOUGHT OF THE WEEK

“The Devil is like a mad dog tied by a chain. Beyond the length of the chain he cannot catch hold of anyone. And you, therefore, keep your distance. If you get too close you will be caught. Remember, the Devil has only one door with which to enter into our soul: our will. There are no secret or hidden doors. No sin is a true sin if we have not wilfully consented.” Saint Pio of Pietrelcina