"There's no such thing as low-cost Christianity. Following Jesus means swimming against the tide, renouncing evil & selfishness."
- Pope Francis
MORNING MEDITATION IN THE CHAPEL OF THE
DOMUS SANCTAE MARTHAE
"In my own life, I have so often seen God's merciful countenance, his patience; I have also seen so many people find the courage to enter the wounds of Jesus by saying to him: Lord, I am here, accept my poverty, hide my sin in your wounds, wash it away with your blood. And I have always seen that God did just this - he acceptd them, consoled them, cleansed them, loved them.
Dear brothers and sister, let us be enveloped by the mercy of God; let us trust in his patience, which always gives us more time. Let us find the courage to return to his house, to dwell in his loving wounds, allowing ourselves to be loved by him and to encounter his mercy in the sacraments. We will feel his wonderful tenderness, we will feel his embrace, and we too will become more capable of mercy, patience, forgiveness and love."
Homily at the Possession of the Chair of the Bishop of Rome
Archbasilica of St. John Lateran
April 7, 2013