“To remember the devastating experiences that took place in the residential schools hurts, angers, causes pain, and yet it is necessary.”
In his general audience, Pope Francis emphasized how following Jesus often means accepting that we don’t have total control over our lives, especially as we age.
“The Holy Spirit wants us to concentrate on the here and now, because the time and place in which we find ourselves are themselves grace-filled.”
If the elderly, who have seen it all by that time, keep intact their passion for justice, then there is hope for love, and also for faith.
“God is not afraid of our prayer of protest, no!” Pope Francis said in his Wednesday audience, during which he talked about lessons the faithful can take from the book of Job.
“The life of our communities must know how to benefit from the talents and charisms of so many elderly people who are already retired, but who are a wealth to be treasured,” Pope Francis said in his weekly audience.