If the Lord has forgiven me so much, who am I to not forgive?
"What would happen if we turned back when we forget it, if we opened it more times a day, if we read the messages of God contained in the Bible the way we read messages on our cellphones?"
While he assures his disciples that those who have given up everything for the sake of the Gospel will be rewarded a hundredfold, Jesus also says those who follow him will endure persecution.
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.