Monday, July 1, 2013

Pope Francis on Problems

We must not be afraid of problems- Jesus himself said to His disciples: 'It is I. Do not be afraid.' In life's difficulties, with problems, with new things that we must face: the Lord is always with us.  We may make mistakes, certainly, but He is always with us and says: You made a mistake, now get back on the right path...
Masquerading Life, disguising life, is not a very good way to behave.  No, no.  Life is what it is, that's the reality.  It's exactly as God wants it to be, or as God allows it to be, it is what it is, and we have to accept it as it is.  And the Spirit of the Lord will give us the solution to our problems.
                                                                                    ~ Pope Francis 

These remarks come from an off the cuff homily which Pope Francis gave on April 13th.  Two hallmarks of Pope Francis' pontifcate seems to be offering homespun homilies and concentrating on being the Bishop of Rome.  These are qualities which emulate Pope Pius X, who often composed his own Sunday homilies.

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