“Everyone can find in St. Joseph—the man who goes unnoticed, the man of daily presence, of discreet and hidden presence—an intercessor, a support and a guide in times of difficulty.”
Joseph teaches us this: “Do not look so much at the things that the world praises, look into the corners, look in the shadows, look at the peripheries, at what the world does not want.”
Pope Francis: World Day of the Poor asks us to take a close look at the suffering of those most vulnerable
Pope Francis: The Gospel helps us to interpret “today’s pain and tomorrow’s hope” and calls on us to be ”witnesses of compassion amid widespread disinterest.”
The prayer to the Holy Spirit is spontaneous: it needs to come from your heart. In difficult moments, you need to ask: “Holy Spirit, come.”
“How easy it is to criticize others!” Pope Francis said at his Nov. 3 general audience. “But there are people who seem to have a degree in gossip. Each and every day they criticize others.”
“The young, who in recent years have strongly urged us to act, will only inherit the planet we choose to leave to them,” the pope said in his message for the Glasgow climate conference.
Today, there are many who still seek religious security rather than the living and true God, focusing on rituals and precepts instead of embracing God’s love with their whole being.
Pope Francis: Evangelization becomes dangerous when the church imposes one culture on a diverse world
How many errors have been made in the history of evangelization by seeking to impose a single cultural model! Uniformity as a rule of life is not Christian! Unity yes, uniformity no!
Nothing leaves Jesus indifferent; everything is of concern to him. Encountering faces, meeting eyes, sharing each individual’s history.