The Pope’s audiences are specially dedicated to the Year of Mercy. On June 30, he recalled that “It is one thing to speak of mercy, and it is another to live mercy. Paraphrasing the words of St James the Apostle (cf. 2:14-17), we could say: [...]
Tags: Friendship, Understanding, Solidarity, Josemaria Escriva
¿Have you ever thought: the Lord dreams about me? He thinks about me? I am in the mind, in the heart of the Lord? The Lord is capable of changing my life?, Pope Francis, March 16, 2015.
I do not know how it strikes you…, but [...]
Tags: Love of God, Understanding, Divine sonship, Prayer, Interior life
Our Lord says: ‘I give you a new commandment: Love one another. By this love everyone will know that you are my disciples’.
And Saint Paul: ‘Carry each other’s troubles and you fulfil the law of Christ’.
I have nothing to add.
The Way, 385
How very insistent the [...]
Tags: Friendship, Understanding, Generosity, Rectitude of intention, Love
Pope Francis has reminded us from the beginning of his pontificate about the joy of forgiving:
“Jesus is all mercy, Jesus is all love: he is God made man. (…) He is a patient father, always waiting for us! He respects our freedom, but he remains [...]
Tags: Repentance, Charity, Understanding, Forgiveness
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God. (Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount, Mt 5: 1-12)
How about you? What are you doing?
The Lord wants his children in all the honest pathways of this earth, [...]
Tags: Charity, Understanding, Suffering, Prayer, Peace
Charity does not consist so much in “giving” as in “understanding”. Therefore, seek an excuse for your neighbour — there is always one be found, — if it is your duty to judge.
The Way, 463
We Christians have to be ready to share our lives with [...]
Tags: Love of God, Charity, Understanding
"We must bring people together, we must understand others, we must make allowances. Never put up a cross just to keep alive the memory that some people have killed others. Such a cross would betoken the devil. Christ 's Cross is to keep silent, to [...]
Tags: Repentance, cheerfulness, Understanding, Contrition, Peace
Recently, Pope Francis encouraged married couples to "never go to sleep without making peace in your family" (General Audience, May 13, 2015) . Following these teachings, we offer an extract from a Conversations with Msgr. Escriva about disagreements or fights in marriage.
Apart from the difficulties [...]
Tags: Understanding, Marriage
Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end (Jn 13:1).
The reader of this verse [...]
Tags: Charity, Understanding, Service