Pope Francis Teaches .....

Open our heart in order to allow ourselves to be consoled

The Lord invites us to allow ourselves to be consoled by Him; I would say that the habitual state of the Christian should be consolation. Even in bad moments.

The Lord knocks at the door with caresses.  When we suffer, we might not feel that consolation; but a Christian will we will not lose interior peace because it is a gift from the Lord, who offers it to all, even in the darkest moments.

We should ask the Lord for the grace to not be afraid to allow ourselves to be consoled by Him.

But [you might say] “I am a great sinner.” the Lord consoles like the shepherd who, if he loses one of his sheep, goes in search of it; like that man who has a hundred sheep, and one of them is lost: he goes in search of it. The Lord does just that with each one of us. But maybe it is I who doesn't want peace, maybe it is I who resist peace, I resist consolation… But He is at the door. He knocks so that we might open our heart in order to allow ourselves to be consoled, and to allow ourselves to be set at peace. And He does it with gentleness. He knocks with caresses.

001 Easter message 21/04/2019

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003 Pope Francis at Mass the lesson of Elijah 10/06/2016

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