The tendency to de-personalize others, which starts in one's own heart, at home, grows and grows and it will become violence worldwide.
Whether they resemble their father a lot or just a little bit, they are still his children.
God forgives and forgets the faults of repentant sinners, unless they keep reminding him of their errors by pretending they have no need to change.
Christians are called to imitate the wise men who, "weary of the Herods of their own day," set out in search of the promise of something new.
"Where there is a mother, there is unity, there is belonging, belonging as children."
The pope asked for prayers for all those around the world, 'who do not have work, or else, who do jobs that are inappropriate, poorly paid or harmful to one's health.'
When one thinks of old age as a stage of life that is for giving joy, wisdom, hope, one begins to live again.
Even when they do not say "no" to God, human beings can be experts in saying, "yes, but ..." to God, the pope said.
Preaching God's mercy has been a central focus of Pope Francis' ministry since his election in March 2013, and the closing of the Holy Door in St. Peter's Basilica Nov. 20 will not end that focus.