Friday, February 5, 2016

Message of Pope Francis for Lent

Click here to access the Holy Father's Lent 2015 message, "'I desire mercy, not sacrifice': The works of mercy on the road of the Jubilee."

Here is an excerpt:  "The corporal and spiritual works of mercy must never be separated. By touching the flesh of the crucified Jesus in the suffering, sinners can receive the gift of realizing that they too are poor and in need. By taking this path, the “proud”, the “powerful” and the “wealthy” spoken of in the Magnificat can also be embraced and undeservedly loved by the crucified Lord who died and rose for them. This love alone is the answer to that yearning for infinite happiness and love that we think we can satisfy with the idols of knowledge, power and riches. . . ."

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